By promoting tourism and leather industry in Agra, maximum employment can be generated : Chief Minister
Chief Minister inaugurates Leather Footwear Component and Technology Fair at Agra
Also inspects work in the Tajganj project and SN Medical College
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the present Samajwadi government in the state is committed to promoting leather export and encouraging the leather and shoe industry. He exhorted the Indian Leather Industry to assimilate technology based on competition and innovation to be successful inwake of global competition and get maximum foreign exchange for the state and the country.
The Chief Minister was today speaking as the chief guest after inaugurating the 8th edition of the Leather Footwear Component and Technology Fair 2014 at ‘Meet at Agra’. The event was inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.
Mr. Yadav said the state enjoys a prime first position in India’s leather industry and pointed out that while on one hand the leather entrepreneurs are boosting the state economy they are also generating jobs in huge numbers for the unemployed. Lauding their contribution, the Chief Minister said the leather industrialists have brought fame to Agra and that the state is globally recognized due to the tourism sector and the footwear industry.
He also stated that while Agra is known world over for the Taj Mahal, Agra’s leather goods and footwear has also given the city a prime position globally. He also urged the industry to assimilate the latest technology in their trade and that they should give attention to brand as well. Adding that the Samajwadi government was working for the poor and the labour class, he said the industrialists and traders have a significant role in job creation.
For understanding and properly using technology, Mr. Yadav said, students have been given free laptops. He said the state government was also focussing on strengthening traffic system and is undertaking a six-lane Agra-Lucknow Expressway, which will be the biggest in the country near which there would be access to anaaj mandis, milk dairies and various other facilities. Construction of inner ring road will also ease traffic in Agra, he said.
He also informed that for the poor and weaker sections of the society Samajwadi Pension had been launched in which a bank account of the woman head of the family has been opened and the state government will directly transfer the pension money into that account. Similarly, cycles have been exempted of VAT. A trauma centre is being built at the SN Medical College so that poor people can avail treatment. The Chief Minister has also said that any project for welfare of weavers being brought by the union government would be supported by the state government.
Stamp and Registration and Civil Security Minister Mr. Raja Aridaman Singh, MP Mr. Ram Shankar Katheria, Chairman of the AFMEC Mr. Pooran Dawar and others also expressed their views in the function. Also present were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Technical Education MoS Mr. Ram Sakal Gurjar, District Panchayat Chairman Mr. Ganesh Yadav, Mr. KS Gujral, Mr. Rajendra K. Jalan, Mr. CP Rai and other senior officers, industrialists.
After the event, the Chief Minister inspected the SN Medical College and sought information from patients and views of the students. He also inspected the under construction Trauma Centre and operation theatre. He also inspected the construction work at the Eastern gate of the Taj Mahal under the Tajganj project and directed officers to complete the work with quality in fixed time lines.