Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to be extra vigilant in view of the festival season. He said that the rioters should be videographed and if anyone tried to take law in their hands, then the accountability of the officials concerned would be fixed.
Forewarning officials of a possible conspiracy to disrupt public peace, law and order during the festival season, the chief minister called upon the police and administrative machinery to be watchful against such miscreants and ensure that strict preemptive action was taken against them.
He gave these instructions to the district level officers through video conferencing regarding law and order, paddy procurement and cleanliness etc. He said that taking every small incident seriously, strict action should be taken immediately and it should be ensured that no one was allowed to take the law into their own hands, whoever they might be.
The chief minister also asked officials to continue dialogue with Durga Puja committees, religious leaders, farmer organisations, civil society at every level. “Do effective patrolling and communication at all levels,” he said and added that the timing and direction of patrolling should be different.
Seeking everyone’s cooperation, the chief minister said festivals should be held in a peaceful manner.
He also instructed officials to ensure that paddy was procured from the farmers at any cost. “Open additional purchasing centres as needed and be careful of incidents of stubble burning in advance and make the farmers aware of it,” the chief minister stated.
He also warned officials of strict action if any laxity was found in paddy purchase. He said that special attention should be paid to cleanliness. “Water-logging should not be a problem due to excessive rainfall. Ensure sprinkling of anti-larvae chemicals, fogging, electricity and pure drinking water around religious places. Fix the route and venue of the idol immersion in advance so that there is no confusion about this. If there is a problem somewhere, then solve it by making a dialogue,” the chief minister underlined.
He instructed officials that on the day of Vijayadashami, extra caution should be taken while burning the effigy. Reminding officials of the unfortunate incident that happened in Punjab two years ago when a train went crushing people, he said such an incident should not happen and for this reason arrangements should be reviewed at the police station level.
Yogi Adityanath also directed the district magistrates and CVO to review the destitute cows at the district level and directed to fix accountability for non-delivery of funds in Bahraich, Hamirpur, Gonda and Lucknow districts under the nutrition mission. Along with this, he gave instructions to make adequate arrangements for cleanliness and fodder in the cow shelters.
Yogi also gave strict instructions regarding hoarding of food items. He said that under no circumstances should blackmarketing and hoarding be allowed. He said the Food and Civil Supplies department and the administration team should jointly conduct raids against such people and take strict action. He also gave instructions of joint patrolling to police, administration and the Excise department to check illegal liquor.
The chief minister instructed officials to read the instructions of the government themselves and not rely on subordinate staff to go through files. “In the near future, people from other states will return to their homes due to Diwali and Chhath, and all such people must be tested for coronavirus infection,” he stressed.
Yogi directed that DAP fertilisers should be made easily available to the farmers. “Strike a balance between demand and supply in every district. Those who create conditions for artificial shortage of DAP should be dealt with strictly,” he said.
The state-wide campaign to make the roads pothole-free should be intensified and the quality of work should not be compromised, the chief minister underlined.