State government working for the welfare of farmers and is committed to addressing problems faced by them : Chief Minister
Government working on such schemes : Chief Minister
State Government not getting adequate support from the Union Government for development of UP : Akhilesh Yadav
Special facilities will be accorded to Khurja pottery and required power supply will be ensured : Chief Minister
Chief Minister lays foundation stone of Sunshine Integrated Hub in Sikandarabad and dedicates to the people 19 construction works in Bulandshahr
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government was working for the welfare of farmers and was committed to addressing all problems faced by them. He further informed that it has been decided that four types of ‘Mandis’ would be established on all the highways that are being constructed in the state.
The Chief Minister said so while addressing a large gathering of people in Sikandarabad after laying the foundation stone of Sunshine Integrated Hub wherein he also pointed out that the state government was aware that agribased industries were needed for economic upliftment of the farmers and was doing everything to promote them.
The government, he underlined had given them adequate compensation for the acquired land and have done so after the consent of farmers. His government, he added, was committed to the welfare of the poor and farmers and had hence undertaken a bevy of schemes and projects to improve their living standards. At the occasion, Mr. Yadav also informed the people on the benefits of the ‘Samajwadi Pension Scheme’ wherein poor families are given Rs. 500 per month which is a big help to them. This, he said, was the only such scheme being undertaken anywhere in the country.
Saying that Bulandshahr was contributing majorly in milk production, the Chief Minister stressed on milk, carrot and potato industry and said efforts were being made to connect this region to Haryana and Delhi. The fields in this area were very fertile, the Chief Minister said. The state government had slashed Mandi fees for rice mills located near Dadri, so that farmers can accrue maximum benefits. Mr. Yadav also listed many welfare schemes for the people of the state that had been undertaken by the government like free laptops to students, promoting agriculture, industry, establishing IT industries, establishing new power sub-stations etc. The Chief Minister openly praised the Khurja pottery and said it would be accorded special facilities and it will be ensured that the industry here gets adequate power supply. He also said model schools were being established across the state and soon recruitment would be done in the police department.
Billing construction of Lohia houses under the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Samagra Gram Vikas Yojna a great achievement, the Chief Minister also rued that the state government was not getting the desired support and cooperation from the union government to develop the state. He further stated that if the union government takes a decision to establish an airport in the state, the state government would extend all possible support.
He also informed that efforts have been initiated to have an airport near Firozabad but the government of India is yet to take a call on the proposal though the centre has no dearth of funds. On this occasion the Chief Minister distributed laptops to meritorious students and gave away certificates to beneficiaries of the Samajwadi pension Scheme, Farmer accidental insurance scheme, solar lamps and cycles to construction labourers registered by the Sannirman Karmkar Kalyan Board.
Before this, under a comprehensive development plan for the region, the Chief Minister dedicated to the people, 19 construction works including one rural water scheme, four rural go-downs and buffer go-downs, five new government high schools, two industrial training centres and four aanganbadi centres. He also laid foundation stones for nine construction projects including construction of five link roads, repair and construction at three government inter colleges and construction of one government model degree college.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of India’s largest Sunshine Integrated Agri Hub on the Sikandarabad-Khurja road which is being established by the owner of the Sunshine Farm Colonel Subhash Deshwal and his associate. This hub would every year undertake primary processing of 30,000 metric tonnes of English carrot and other vegetables.
This will benefit farmers of the district and neighbouring areas. The Chief Minister, before coming to the public meeting, viewed stalls put up by the agriculture and other departments. Also present at the event were people’s representatives from the district and senior officers.