With the vision of a 'New Gorakhpur', Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath dedicated to the people and laid the foundation stones of several projects worth over Rs 130 crore, saying the government would not only remain restricted to providing basic amenities to the people but would also take all possible measures to make Uttar Pradesh reach new heights through such development projects.
Speaking at the Mahant Digvijaynath Park on Friday during the dedication of nine development projects worth Rs 76.39 crore, as well as laying the foundation stones of 16 projects worth Rs 54.20 crore, the chief minister said that the government's vision to empower and strengthen the state was also reflected in its budget for FY 2021-22.
The chief minister said both the Union and the state budgets were in accordance with the expectations of public welfare and AtmaNirbharBharat (self-reliant India).
He reiterated his commitment towards curbing crime and ensuring strict law for the state's welfare and all-round progress
"Uttar Pradesh adopted the strategy of zero tolerance towards crimes and criminals through which the state has made great strides in development," Yogi Adityanath said.
Addressing the gathering, the chief minister said that once again when the smoke would rise from the fertilizer factory, Gorakhpur would be seen shining in the picture of New India. He said that the youth would be made employment-oriented by imparting skill development training.
"Industrialisation and employment generation is the priority of our government. As many as four lakh youths have got government jobs in the state. Due to the rapid investment, over 35 lakh youth have been provided jobs in the private sector. Similarly, lakhs of employment opportunities have been created in the MSME sector," he said.
The chief minister also mentioned the details of excellent air and road connectivity in the entire state, including Gorakhpur. He said that earlier there was not a single air service from Gorakhpur but today there were flights to eight major cities, including Mumbai and Delhi and soon, international air service will be started from Kushinagar.
"No one had even imagined flying planes from Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka to Kushinagar. Lord Ram came by Pushpak Viman from Sri Lanka to Ayodhya, now every citizen can fly from one country to another," he said.
Referring to the expansion and widening of roads, the chief minister said that earlier there was only one route from Gorakhpur to Lucknow but now, after the availability of Link Expressway, this distance could be covered in just three hours.
"Due to the presence of four-lane roads, today the journey from Gorakhpur to Nepal is completed in just one and a half hours," he added.
The chief minister said that every person had the same value in his government. "Now the road is not being constructed to the house of any minister or MLA, but every person is getting its benefit because everyone has equal value for us," he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also dedicated the settlement of street vendors in Hariom Nagar and TP Nagar in Gorakhpur. On this occasion, he said that this would remove the problem of encroachment on roads and ensure systematic rehabilitation of the street vendors.
Yogi said that an action plan would also be prepared at the nagar panchayat level for the management of street vendors. "They have already been provided cheaper loans by connecting them with the PM Swanidhi Scheme," he said.
The chief minister directed officials to formulate an action plan for the construction of cow shelters in every nyay panchayat and to involve non-governmental organisations in it.