The first six months of the Yogi government 2.0 have been devoted to fulfilling the resolutions made in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra which includes providing employment to the youth, making the state's infrastructure investment-friendly and working towards achieving the goal of a one-trillion dollar economy.
The performance of the government is impressive as it has cracked down on mafias and criminals.
In these six months, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath not only laid the foundation stones of schemes and inaugurated projects but also reviewed progress being made in projects from time to time, so that no scheme was buried in government files and people got their benefits with complete transparency.
The network of expressways spread over 1,225 kilometres in Uttar Pradesh 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 fast tracked its efforts to enhance air connectivity with five international airports and connect all divisions of the state by air.
In terms of health infrastructure, Health ATMs are being installed in all 4,600 primary health centres of the state. Besides, medical colleges are operational in 65 districts while All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is running in Gorakhpur and Rae Bareli. 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.
On the law and order front, as many 36 mafias 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 2,200 crore of 62 mafias have been confiscated and demolished.
Uttar Pradesh also ranks first in the country in awarding punishment in the shortest time. The 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 Gangsters Act, 13 under National Security Act while 310 arms licences have been cancelled.
In the campaign against the drug mafia from August 24 to September 8 this year, the police identified 2,833 suspected accused and took action against 2,479 while registering 2,277 cases.
More than two dozen government policies are being upgraded ahead of the Global Investor Summit-23 (GIS) to be held in January next year. 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 and 17 foreign 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 information technology (IT) and electronics sector. In the last five-and-a-half years, the Yogi government has signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth Rs 4.68 lakh crore, out of which projects worth Rs 3.82 lakh crore have been completed. Under the ease of doing business, 205 reforms have been implemented till August 21 this year and another 142 reforms will be implemented by October 31.
So far more than 13.67 lakh girls have benefitted in the state from Kanya Sumangala scheme. 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 Sakhis in 58,000 gram panchayats is to strengthen daughters and women. The chief minister's initiative has helped around 48,000 women do financial transactions worth Rs 5,451 crore and earn more than Rs 14.15 crore as commission since 2020. Women self-help group members in the form of Bijli Sakhis have so far made collections of electricity bills of more than Rs.173.5 crore, earning a commission of Rs 2.39 crore.
To create a safe environment for daughters and women, the Yogi government is raising three women Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) battalions for the first time in the state. At the same time, women help desks have been set up in all 1,584 police stations (including Government Railway Police) of the state. In all 1,535 police stations, 10,417 women police beats have been constituted.
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 of sugarcane arrears made by the Yogi government is around Rs 1.78 lakh crore. This is a record since independence.
Sugarcane production, which was 1,486.57 lakh metric tonnes in 2016-2017, has increased to 11,059 lakh metric tonnes in 2020-2021. During the same period, sugar production increased from 87.73 lakh metric tonnes to 110.59 lakh metric tonnes and sugarcane productivity increased from 72.38 MT per hectare 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.