Schemes executed by the state government for welfare of poor and farmers should be completed with all seriousness
Villages, poor and farmers priority of Samajwadi Government, overlooking their welfare would not be tolerated
Samajwadi Pension Scheme should be implemented with full transparency
District Magistrates should pay special attention to Lohia Rural Housing Scheme
People’s problems should be promptly, effectively solved
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has directed all district magistrates to seriously implement welfare schemes being run by the state government for farmers and the poor. He added that villages, poor and farmers were priority of the Samajwadi Government and warned that overlooking their welfare would not be tolerated.
These instructions were issued by the Chief Minister here today while reviewing, the development and welfare schemes in six districts, in two phases at his official residence. In the first phase the Chief Minister summoned district magistrates of Allahabad and Varanasi and in the second phase Bahraich, Chitrakoot, Kaushambi and Mahoba districts wherein Mr Yadav sought information on status and progress of various schemes and tested the implementation procedures.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed DMs to ensure that the Samajwadi Pension Scheme was implemented in a transparent manner and underlined how this social security scheme aimed at benefitting the poor, was set rolling by state’s own resources and that it was country’s biggest such scheme. He also expressed hope that the DMs would randomly verify the eligibility of the beneficiaries under this scheme and take feedback from the people in the rural areas about the scheme.
Mr. Yadav also pointed out that this year, on meeting certain added conditions, the beneficiaries of the previous year, were being given more benefits and hence it was imperative that it be physically verified whether the beneficiaries have met the conditions under the education and health sectors, as mandated in the scheme. The chief minister also asked in detail the progress in providing houses to the rural poor under the Lohia Rural Housing Scheme.
Asking district magistrates to give special attention to the scheme, the chief minister said they should ensure that the houses should go to the rightful beneficiaries. The state government has arranged for solar packs to Lohia houses and hence this facility should also be ensured, the chief minister highlighted. The Chief Minister reiterated that the interest of farmers was on top of the state government’s agenda and it was for this reason that the state government was observing the current financial year as the ‘Year of the Farmer’. Under this, the district magistrates have a special role to play and ensure that they pay more attention to agriculture and farmer centric schemes of the state government.
Mr. Akhilesh Yadav also asked the officers to ensure that owing to the largescale damage to crops due to unseasonal rains and hailstorm, special attention is given to compensate it in Kharif crop. The DMs should also ensure that farmers do not face any problem with regards to availability of fertilisers, seeds and other crop saving chemicals. The canals should be operationalised on a roaster basis, power supply to the rural areas should be provided as per the time table and state tube wells should also be made functional at all costs.
Mr Yadav also said that it was necessary that officers posted in the field are present at their offices on all working days and that they meet the people calling on them and also ensure that their problems are addressed. He also asked the DMs to promptly act on matters brought to their notice by people’s representatives.