Sports stadium to be built in Ballia
Rasra sugar mill to be started with new technology
Chief Minister addresses public meeting in Ballia
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav on today said that the country cannot move ahead and progress without assimilating the socialist thought and ethos. He added that in times to come UP would be a developed state. Saying that India was a young country, the Chief Minister said that the biggest challenge in the country was before youngsters, a sizeable number of whom is in Uttar Pradesh. The Chief Minister was addressing a public meeting at the Police Line grounds in Ballia today. He also pointed out to the crowd how most promises made in the party manifesto in the run up to the 2012 state assembly elections had been fulfilled, Mr. Yadav cited the examples of free laptop distribution to students who have passed class 12th so that it enables them to zip through in the race of a good career.
He also spoke of other welfare schemes like unemployment allowance, Kanya Vidyadhan scheme, 102 national ambulance service for pregnant women and infants, ‘Hamari beti Uska Kal’ scheme for minority girls, addition of 500 MBBS seats in the state, increase of farmers accidental insurance amount to Rs. 5 lakh, free irrigation, timely availability of fertilizers and seeds, tax exemption from mandi, impetus to dairy development and loan waiver of Rs. 50,000 for farmers. The Chief Minister also mentioned how the skill development mission has already attracted lakhs of registration.
Mr. Akhilesh yadav further said that arrears of cane growers had been paid and closed sugar mills had been restarted due to the efforts of the state government. He promised to start the Rasra sugar mill with new age technology. A university would be built in Ballia to promote higher education, the CM announced. He also announced bridges on Srirampur ghat on river Ganga and Ghaghra, a community health centre, trauma centre at the district hospital, 132 kva power sub-station at Chitbadagaon and 400 kva sub-station on the vacant land of Rasra Cotton Mill.
Other than this, the Chief Minister also announced fire stations at Bairia tehsil and Belthara road and a Mandi Samiti at Sikandarpur. He also said that to promote sports and give a platform to local sportspersons, a sports stadium will also be built in Ballia. The Chief Minister said that by 2016 the villages will get 16-hour electricity while cities will get 24-hour power supply. To increase trade in Ballia, the CM also declared that a good road will be laid and connected to a four lane road.
Also present on the occasion were basic education minister Mr. Ram Govind Chowdhary, Handicap Welfare Minister Mr. Ambika Chowdhary, Tourism Minister Mr. Om Prakash Singh, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Mr. Narad Rai and other dignitaries.