Payment of pending arrears of cane growers to be ensured
By commissioning of two power units 620 MW additional power capacity added
Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur via Deoband road to be made 4-lane
District Administration to prepare a project to develop religious town of ‘Shukra Taal’
Kanya Vidya Dhan scheme will be started again soon
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that crushing in Sugar mills will go on till the crops are standing in the fields. He also said that it will be ensured that the pending arrears are paid and not stopped at any cost. The cooperative sugar mills are paying the cane dues regularly and other mills will also be asked to pay up the arrears at the earliest, the Chief Minister added.
The Chief Minister was speaking to the media in Muzaffarnagar after attending a programme in Bhopa. He also said that surveys are being conducted to assess the damage to crops in the aftermath of the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm and financial compensation is being paid. A compensation package for the farmers has also been sought from the union government, he added.
Mr. Yadav also pointed out that the state government was committed to providing 16 hours power supply in rural areas and 22-24 hour electricity by the year 2016. An elaborate action plan for the same has been made, the CM said and informed that the first unit of 500 MW capacity Anpara-D power project and Harduaganj’s 120 MW unit have been commissioned recently, leading to enhancement of power availability in the state by 620 MW. The second unit of Anpara-D of 500 MW capacity will also be commissioned soon.
The Chief Minister further informed that many welfare schemes for the benefit of the people of the state had been rolled out by the state government. The Samajwadi pension Scheme was benefiting 40 lakh families and five lakh more families will be benefited under this scheme in the current fiscal.
The Skill Development Mission is providing free training to the unemployed youth, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Samagra Vikas Yojna, Samajwadi Ambulance Service, Farmer Accidental Insurance, Kamdhenu and mini-Kamdhenu dairy schemes, loan waiver for farmers were other things, the Chief Minister referred to and added that very soon the Kanya Vidyadhan scheme would be restarted.
Mr. Yadav also informed that UP government had given a go ahead to the 4-laning of the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur via Deoband road with paved shoulder. This project will cost Rs 752.88 crore. In response to a question, the Chief Minister said that the district administration has been asked to prepare a project to develop religious town of ‘Shukrataal’ and added that possibilities of 4-laning the road there would also be explored.
Also present on the occasion were Political pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Chitranjan Swaroop, other public representatives, officers of the state government and district administration and other dignitaries.