Double-engine govt committed to public welfare: Yogi

Gorakhpur, Jan 6 (UNI) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday criticised the previous governments for their approach towards development and security and asserted that these aspects hinge on mindset.

Addressing the programme organised as a part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra at Surajkund in Gorakhpur, Yogi said, “Unlike past governments that allowed encroachments, our government frees occupied areas. While earlier governments supported anarchy and hooliganism, our government takes decisive measures to curb such elements and restore order in the state.”

During this, he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development projects worth Rs 16.15 crore and also interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes. The development projects included foundation stone laying of Kalyan Mandapam for the needy people whose bhoomi pujan was performed by the CM.

Addressing the gathering present on this occasion, the CM expressed the commitment of the double-engine government to prioritise public welfare alongside development. “The government is focused on ensuring that the benefits of schemes reach everyone without discrimination, while fostering an improved environment for development and security. Strong identity and a positive perception of the state and country are only achieved through development, and this demands collective effort,” he said.

Yogi said that when there is a single-party government at the center and the state, then the benefits of development and employment generation schemes reach every needy person without any discrimination.

He highlighted the transformative changes brought about by the double-engine government over the past six years. He said that what was once a dream for the underprivileged, free housing, toilets, electricity, and gas connections has become a reality under the present government.

The CM said, “The increase in daily flights from Gorakhpur, rising from one to 14, showcases the progress in transportation facilities. The fertiliser factory, which had been closed for decades, has started functioning again.”

He pointed out the remarkable turnaround of BRD Medical College, evolving from a struggling institution to a center of excellence in medicine. “The introduction of AIIMS has further enhanced healthcare services. The government’s commitment to welfare is evident through initiatives like providing free houses, toilets, electricity, gas connections, and Ayushman cards to the impoverished,” he said.

Yogi said, “Numerous schemes, such as Matru Vandana, Kanya Sumangala, and Samuhik Vivah Yojana, are empowering women, and programs like PM Mudra, SVANidhi, and ODOP are in place to generate employment opportunities for the youth. Farmers, too, benefit from schemes like PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Today a ‘new Gorakhpur’ is being seen in the new Uttar Pradesh of new India.”

Noting that all the schemes that are going on today were never started after independence, he said, “This is happening because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has compassion for the poor. There is a dedicated resolve for the upliftment of the poor. If the poor are happy, there will be prosperity in their lives, and as the poor prosper, the country will also thrive. This prosperity will elevate India to the league of developed countries.”

Underlining the significance of education as a catalyst for societal progress, the CM said, “In view of this, 18 Atal Residential Schools have been opened to provide free education with all arrangements to the children of workers. Soon, the foundation stone of 57 new Atal Residential Schools will also be laid.”

He also mentioned 928 PM Shri schools being started in the state and Sainik School of Gorakhpur. He said that the state is now providing education superior to that of convent schools.

After the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for the Kalyan Mandapam, the CM said that it will be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.90 crore. “The facility will include a hall and four rooms on the ground and first floors, providing comprehensive space for various activities. Similar Kalyan Mandapam will also be built at places like Raptinagar, Ramjanaki Nagar, Moharipur, Nathmalpur,” he said.

The CM said that the government is arranging Kalyana Mandapam for those who cannot afford expensive marriage halls,” he said.

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