State Government working for the development of villages and welfare of the poor and farmers : Chief Minister
State Government working in a sustained manner for progress of backward areas
State Government committed to Clean-Green UP
Chief Minister visits Bahraich district
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that his government was working for development of villages and welfare of the poor, farmers and the marginalized sections of the society and added that the top priority of the state government was prosperity of all sections of the society and regions of the state.
The Chief Minister was today interacting with media persons after attending a ‘manglik’ function at the house of MLA Mr. Banshidhar Baudha in Bahraich. Mr. Yadav said that the state government has started the Samajwadi Pension Scheme to benefit the poor people and pointed out how the ‘108’ Samajwadi Swasthya Seva and the ‘102’ National Ambulance Service was coming to the rescue of patients in far flung areas. Similarly, for the benefit of the poor in the villages, Lohia Awas Yojna was also being run.
Informing about other schemes and projects initiated by the state government the Chief Minister said that this region of Bahraich was often inundated with floods during monsoons and said that his government was committed to uplift the backward regions and to bring them at par with the developed areas. He also mentioned that in the previous year the state government had extended all possible help to this flood-prone district.
The Chief Minister also visited the Crocodile Center and other projects undertaken to develop eco-tourism under the Katarniaghat forest range. During the visit the Chief Minister also heard out the locals and instructed the officers to promptly address their problems. Mr. Yadav reiterated his government’s commitment for a clean and green UP and said that for this cause, cycling was being promoted in the state and cycling tracks were being constructed at many places.
Beginning of Metro Rail in Lucknow would reduce the vehicular population on roads, he pointed out while adding that this would lead to lesser pollution. For this very reason, Metro Rail would be run in Kanpur, Agra, Varanasi and Meerut.
The state government, the Chief Minister pointed out, was also paying attention to clean-green energy and for this solar plants were being established and the UP Rooftop Solar Photo-voltaic Power Plant Policy – 2014 has been set rolling under which roof tops of government and private buildings can have such plants. Other than this, solar power is being used in all Lohia houses. Gomti River was being cleaned and in every district 50 acre green belt was also being developed.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pension Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Ministers of State Dr. SP Yadav, Mr. Vinod Kumar Singh aka Pandit Singh, Mr. Yassar Shah, MLA of Shrawasti Haji Mohammad Ramzaan, other people’s representatives, government and district officers and other dignitaries.