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6 Months of Yogi 2.0: He did what he said

The Uttar Pradesh Government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has once again proved that it does what it says.




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New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has once again proved that it does what it says. In the first six months of his second term, the government focused on fulfilling resolutions made in the Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra ahead of the assembly elections in the state one by one. Whether it was providing employment to the youth in the state, making the state’s infrastructure investment-worthy, or working towards the goal of achieving one trillion dollar economy and cracking down on the mafia and criminals, the government’s performance has been impressive on all counts during the last six months.

In these 6 months, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath not only laid the foundation stone of schemes and inaugurated projects, but also reviewed progress being made in projects from time to time, so that no scheme could be buried in government files and people could get their benefits with complete transparency.

Infrastructure development gains momentum

The network of expressways spread over 1,225 km in UP has not only made travel easier and faster, but is also leading to development of industrial hubs on both sides of the expressways, giving impetus to the development of the state. The Government is also working on having six new expressways in future. The Yogi Government has also fasttracked its efforts to enhance air connectivity with five international airports and connecting all divisions of the state by air.

In terms of health infrastructure, health ATMs are being installed in all 4600 primary health centres of the state. Besides, medical colleges are operational in 65 districts while AIIMS is running in Gorakhpur and Rae Bareilly. A total of 6.51 crore people of the state have been covered under health insurance of up to Rs 5 lakh through Ayushman card.

Law and order: 36 mafia dons including Mukhtar Ansari punished

As many 36 mafia dons and their goons, including Mukhtar Ansari, have been sentenced to life imprisonment and two to death. Along with this, in the last six months, illegally earned properties worth more than Rs 2200 crore of 62 mafias have been confiscated and demolished. Uttar Pradesh also ranks first in the country in awarding punishment in the shortest time. UP Police have registered 396 cases against 860 associates of mafia gangs and arrested more than 400.

Action has been taken against 174 under Goonda Act, 355 under Gangster Act, 13 under NSA and have also cancelled 310 arms licenses. In the campaign against the drug mafia from August 24 to September 8, the police identified 2833 suspected accused and took action against 2479 while registering 2277 cases.

Blueprint to bring investment of Rs 10 lakh crore ready

More than two dozen policies are being upgraded ahead of the Global Investor Summit-23 (GIS) to be held in January whereas the new Industrial Policy, Warehousing and Logistics Policy and Electronic Vehicle Policy are on the anvil. Road shows for GIS-23 will also be held in seven major cities of the country including 17 countries. In the last six months, 55 companies have received investment proposals worth Rs 45,000 crore.

In the last five years, the maximum investment of Rs 94,632 crore has been made in the IT and Electronics sector. In the last five-and-a-half years, the Yogi government has signed MoUs worth Rs.4.68 lakh crore, out of which projects worth Rs 3.82 lakh crore have been completed. Under he ease of doing business, 205 reforms have been implemented till August 21 this year and another 142 reforms will be implemented by October 31.

Youth and employment: 93,000 get employment in 6 months

In the second term of the Yogi government, more than 93,000 youths have got employment through employment fairs, while more than 1.42 lakh have got guidance under career counselling. The government also decided to make sportspersons, who have won medals in international competitions, gazetted officers, and has identified 24 posts in various departments. Khelo India Centres are being set up in each district under the One District One Sports scheme and each centre is being provided Rs 7 lakh to promote sports. Fifteen projects of Khelo India have already been completed in the state.

In higher education, e-learning courses have been developed in 119 government colleges, with the help of which youth are learning new things. Smart classes have been arranged in 87 government colleges and while 111 contracts have been signed by 27 universities of the state with national level institutions. Besides, 26 new government polytechnics have been approved and 24 are under construction.

Women Empowerment: Number of schemes making women self-reliant

So far more than 13.67 lakh girls have benefitted in the state from ‘Kanya Sumangala’. Under the Chief Minister’s Mass Marriage Scheme, the government has so far got 1,91,686 daughters of economically weaker families married in Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of deployment of Banking Sakhi in 58,000 gram panchayats is to strengthen daughters and women.

The Chief Minister’s initiative is helping around 48,000 women to do financial transactions worth Rs 5451 crore and earn more than Rs 14.15 crore since 2020. WSHG members in the form of Bijli Sakhis have so far completed collection of electricity bills of more than Rs.173.5 crores and have successfully earned a commission of Rs.2.39 crore. To create a safe environment for daughters and women, the Yogi government is setting up three women PAC battalions for the first time in the state. At the same time, women help desks have been set up in all 1584 police stations (including GRP) of the state. In all 1535 police stations, 10,417 women police beats have been constituted.

Record payment made to sugarcane farmers

By setting a record in payment to sugarcane farmers, the Yogi government has silenced the opposition parties. During the year 2012-2017, only Rs 95 lakh crore was paid to sugarcane farmers while Rs 1.51 lakh crore has been paid during 2017-2022 after Yogi Adityanath became the Chief Minister. The total payment made by the Yogi Government is around Rs 1.78 lakh crore. This is a record since independence.

The sugarcane production which was 1486.57 lakh metric tonnes in 2016-2017 has increased to 11059 lakh metric tonnes in 2020-2021. During the same period sugar production increased from 87.73 to 110.59 lakh metric tonnes and sugarcane productivity increased from 72.38 to 81.5 MT per hectare. Presently 55 mills are making ethanol from heavy molasses. Pipraich will be the first mill in North India to produce ethanol directly from sugarcane juice. At present, UP is also number one in the country in the production of ethanol.