Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that Uttar Pradesh had the potential to become a $1 trillion economy and though it was a big target, it was not impossible to achieve as the state had the requisite resources and manpower.
Yogi Adityanath said that there was no dearth of resources for development and welfare schemes for bringing a positive change in the lives of the common people. He said that his government was committed for the well-being of 23 crore people of UP and the overall transformation of the state.
Replying to the debate on the Finance Bill of first Rs 13,594-crore supplementary grants for the current fiscal 2019-20 in the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday, the Chief Minister gave a detailed account of his government’s achievements, He claimed that there had not been a single farmers’ agitation in the last two years as they were getting the right remuneration for their produce.
Besides, he said, foundation stones of projects worth over Rs 62,000 crore would be laid in the state capital on July 28.
The Chief Minister said his government had achieved spectacular success in all spheres like social and physical infrastructure, farmers’ welfare, irrigation, roads and bridges, welfare of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, law and order and medical education.
Yogi Adityanath said the UP government was vigorously pursuing the goal of becoming a one trillion dollar economy as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the UP Investors’ Summit in February 2018.
The Chief Minister announced that to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the state, the government intended to launch a tourism conservation scheme in each of the 403 assembly constituencies of the state. He invited all the MLAs to give proposals for their respective constituencies where tourist spots would be developed by the government with financial participation of the corporate world through corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme and public participation.
“The tourism sector in UP has immense potential which has so far been ignored. The government will set up development boards on the pattern of Mathura-Vrindavan Development Board for Vindhyavasini Dham, Shukratal in Muzaffarnagar district, Neemsar in Sitapur and other places,” he said, and added, “The queen of Korea had attended the Deepotsav in Ayodhya in 2018 and this year too some foreign dignitary would grace the occasion in Ayodhya on Diwali.”
The Chief Minister said that the tough measures adopted by the government for strengthening law and order had yielded positive results as over 9,549 criminals, including 6,214 hardcore criminals, had been arrested. He said 1,384 criminals were injured in encounters with the police while 90 criminals were gunned down.
Yogi said assets worth close to Rs 200 crore amassed by criminals through crimes had been seized by the police. He also asserted that there was a sharp decline in crimes like dacoity, loot, murder and crime against women and Scheduled Castes.
“The previous Samajwadi Party government had dissolved several battalions of the PAC, and this government has decided to revive them. As many as 71,520 police constables and 3,156 sub-inspectors will be recruited. The process for recruitment of 49,000 constables is underway,” he added.
The Chief Minister said in the last two years, 2,568 sub-inspectors and 35,000 police constables had been recruited. He said the process for recruitment of 2,065 constables in fire department and 3,638 posts in jail department through on-line, was underway. He said the State Disaster Response Force was being strengthened and six companies would be raised in two phases.
He said the government would open 68 new fire stations and raise three women battalions in PAC to be stationed at Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Badaun. He said one battalion of PAC would also be stationed in Kairana town of Shamli district.
The Chief Minister said through recruitment in various government departments, the government had so far provided jobs to nearly 2.5 lakh youth.
He said the Purvanchal Expressway linking eastern UP with Delhi would be completed by August next year and over 90 percent land had been acquired for the Bundelkhand Expressway and the foundation laying ceremony of the project would be held in the next two months. Yogi said 3,000 hectares of land had been acquired in Bundelkhand for the defence industrial corridor project.
On road infrastructure, the Chief Minister said so far the construction of 7,948 km of rural roads had been completed and widening of 9,722 km roads had also been completed. He said construction of 89 big and 92 small bridges and 26 rail over bridge had also been completed during his regime.