Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra to unfold the journey of development in Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav
Uttar Pradesh has moved leaps and bounds in recent years through modern technological advances, social welfare schemes and the concern shown by the Akhilesh Yadav government towards initiating and implementing betterment schemes for the masses. The young and dynamic Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Shri Akhilesh Yadav has made his Government “liberal” and “accessible” to everyone. All these has resulted in creating a positive atmosphere of development in the state. Thus, keeping aside the caste based calculations which other parties are focussing on, our DigitalCM will fight UP Elections 2017 by highlighting his work.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will embark on a state-wide “Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra – Vikas Se Vijay Ki Ore” from 3 November to spread awareness on development initiatives undertaken by his government and interact closely with the people of the state.
Being the youngest CM of any state in India, Akhilesh Yadav has perfectly carried out the responsibility of a New-Age CM focusing on the latest technological advancements along with keeping the basics of the state intact. From education to employment, agriculture to infrastructure, women safety to pensions for senior citizens, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav has successfully empowered all the facets of development.
So, let us have a look at some of the mention worthy efforts put in by UP’s DigitalCM which are slowly bringing about a great change in the lives of the inhabitants of the state.
- Free Irrigation Scheme for Farmers
Department of Irrigation, during the tenure of current Government, has so far waived irrigation tax of Rs. 700 crore. This has benefited the lives of 55 lakh farmers who will now be able to do additional savings.
- Agricultural Debt Waiver
The current government has initiated a loan waiver scheme-2012 to waive of loans up to Rs. 50,000 taken by farmers. Loans of farmers who have borrowed money through mortgaging agricultural land and are unable to repay the debt have been waived. Thus, 7,86,167 farmers have been saved from selling their land through repaying debts of Rs. 1788 crore.
- Farmers’ Accident Insurance Scheme
The maximum cover of insurance under the Farmers’ Accident Insurance Scheme, being run for two and a half crore farmers of the State, has been increased from Rs. 1 lakh per person to Rs. 5 lakh per person. During the present Government’s tenure so far more than twenty one thousand farmers have been given assistance of over Rs. 1,000 crore.
- Kamdhenu / Mini Kamdhenu / Micro Kamdhenu Scheme
State Government has initiated Kamdhenu, Mini Kamdhenu and Micro Kamdhenu Schemes for the benefit of farmers. Under Kamdhenu Scheme, 250 units have been approved till October 2015 out of which 189 are operational. The milk production through these is 1.5 lakh litres daily.
- Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Samagr Gram Vikas Yojna
Under Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Samagr Gram Vikas Yojna, a massive rural development exercise has been initiated which will cover 36 programs to be run by 22 departments in about 10,000 villages of the State.
- Janeshwar Mishra Gram Yojana
Under Janeshwar Mishra Gram Yojana, there is provision to construct CC Roads and Drains in the selected villages.
- Lohia Rural Housing Scheme
Lohia Rural Housing Scheme has been initiated to provide free accommodation to homeless people in the villages, whose family income is less than Rs. 36,000 p.a.
- Samajwadi Shrawan Yatra Yojna
Samajwadi Shrawan Yatra Yojna has been initiated for providing free pilgrimage to senior citizens of Uttar Pradesh Government.
- 20 percent out of various running schemes marked for minority
In order to ensure all round development of the minority community and to bring them into mainstream, the State Government has marked 20 percent of the targets set under various schemes for the minorities.
- Samajwadi Pension Scheme
The Samajwadi Pension Scheme has been initiated in the State to benefit the poor, who have no appropriate source of income. As part of the scheme, there is provision to give Rs. 500 per month as pension. 45 lakh families will benefit out of this scheme. Rs. 50 per annum is being increased to this amount which is being spent on meeting literacy, health and education standards.
- Samajwadi Ambulance Service
In entire Uttar Pradesh, free ambulance service has been provided at all district headquarters and block levels for serious patients and injured people. Ambulance service may be availed at any time by calling free/toll free number 108. A total of 1488 ambulances have been put into service in the State, making it the country’s largest emergency medical transport service. So far, nearly 60 lakh patients have benefited from this service. Similarly, 2272 ambulances are being brought into operation under 102 National Ambulance Service. The service has so far benefited more than 1 crore 4 lakhpregnant women and newborns.
- Free medical scheme for 14 incurable diseases
Provision for free treatment is available in the State for poor people suffering from severe/chronic diseases (kidney, liver, heart and cancer). All treatment and testing is being provided free to BPL cardholders. Patients in all government hospitals in the State are being provided free medicine, X-rays, pathology and ultrasound. Admission fee for all patients admitted to hospitals in the State has been eliminated.
- Free laptop distribution scheme
In order to encourage students for higher education, especially for science and technical education, approximately 15 lakh free laptops have been given to students. In the current fiscal year, this scheme is being changed to give free laptops to meritorious students.
- Free vocational training to youth
With an aim to provide skill development training for youths between the ages of 14 and 35 years, Skill Development Mission has been established where vocational training is being provided in various businesses free of charge. Under the scheme, in fiscal year 2014-15 fiscal, approximately 1.92 lakh unemployed youth were provided free vocational training. So far more than one lakh young people have been trained and provided employment.
- Agra-Lucknow Expressway
This being one of the current government’s most ambitious projects, 302 km of six lane road is being constructed for Agra-Lucknow Expressway. The project is the country’s longest green field project.
- Metro Rail Project
Given the growing problem of traffic in Lucknow, and to provide access to better transport facilities to the general public, Metro Rail Project is being completed with great speed. In addition to Lucknow, work on Metro construction is in varying stages in Agra, Kanpur, Meerut and Varanasi.
- Promoting Information Technology Sector
Work to develop Chakganjria Farms in Lucknow on the lines of C.G. City is commencing rapidly. In this, IT City which will also include IT Park, IIIT, Medicity, Super Specialty Hospital, Cardio Center, Administration Academy, Dairy Processing Plant and a Township is being created.
Uttar Pradesh is the first state where the e-district plan is being implemented in all the 75 districts. As part of work being done on e-Governance Project, attempt is to provide different Government services close to home/in the neighbourhood – like birth, death, income, residence, caste certificates, pension, scholarship-related information/records, khatauni, etc. – through electronic delivery system in a short time and in a transparent manner.
- Women Power Line
After success of “Women Power Line – 1090” introduced for the protection of women, Women Security App 1090 has been initiated, as part of which till now help has been provided to women. Until now, more than 5,64,370 complaints lodged by women have been received, out of which 5,58,000 complaints were disposed off after ensuring full security and relief of these women.
Arrangement has also been initiated to record online complaints against women. Uttar Pradesh Police’s website www.uppolice.gov.in has been commenced for the first time in the State. The State Police has established “Mahila Samman Prakosht” for the first time, with an aim to ensure safety, dignity and empowerment of women.
- Police Modernization
With an aim to effectively curb crime, the police control rooms in Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Ghaziabad and Allahabad have been equipped with the latest technology. New four-wheeled light vehicles and motorcycles have been added, so as to enhance the mobility of the Police Force. In Lucknow, work is progressing fast on 8-acre land to build a state-of-the art and comprehensive ‘Master Co-ordination Centre’ to facilitate the Dial 100 scheme. The aim of the project is to provide quick, integrated emergency services to all people anytime and anywhere in the State.
- Heritage Arch
State Government has decided to develop Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi as Heritage Arch. As part of this, about 540 km of area has been included in 12 to 15 districts. Under the Heritage Arch plan, there is an attempt to improve the infrastructure including the road infrastructure in all three districts. Historic buildings are being renovated so as to attract the tourists.
- Construction and maintenance of roads and bridges
With a view of joining all the district headquarters of the State with 4-laned roads, the Public Works Department has already joined 4 district headquarters out of 20 district headquarters. In addition to this, work to make a four-lane road is being carried out between Orai and Jalaun, Bhadohi and Mirzapur, Gorakhpur and Deoria and Salempur and Deoria. To encourage the use of bicycles, 80 km cycle track is being built in Lucknow, Agra, Mathura and Etawah
- The historic improvement in power supply system
Detailed action plan has been prepared to increase power supply in the State. Under the project, goal has been set to provide at least 14 to 16 hours of electricity in rural areas and 22 to 24 hours of power supply in urban areas.
- Historic decision in education field
In order to overcome the shortage of teachers, so far, 2,41,437 teachers have been appointed under B.T.C./Vishesh B.T.C./Muallim categories. A State Award Scheme has been launched for higher education teachers. Award money for ‘Saraswati Puraskar’ has been increased from Rs. one lakh to Rs. three lakh. Technical and vocational education for students of four new trades is being provided in 100 government schools. Previously approved medical colleges in Kannauj, Jalaun and Azamgarh have been completed by the present government and academic session has begun this year. 5000 seats have been increased in the MBBS colleges in the State. A high-level cancer and heart disease institute is being established in Lucknow.
Looking at the above, we can say that Akhilesh Yadav with Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra – Vikas se vijay ki ore” will surely be a thundering start to UP elections 2017 all while creating a chord of belongingness with the people of Uttar Pradesh.