- The residential land of Bengali Hindus should be developed as a Smart village, CM directs officials
- Yogi govt provides great support to Hindu families who arrived from Bangladesh
- “The previous governments were insensitive towards these families”
Lucknow : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday provided agricultural land and residential lease along with letters for houses under ‘Mukhayamantri Awaas Yojana’ to rehabilitate 63 displaced Hindu Bengali families from Bangladesh in the year 1970 (earlier East Pakistan).
In a program organized at Lok Bhavan, the CM said, “The long wait of 38 years is over. In 1970, about 407 families came to India from East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh). Some families were resettled in different parts of the country, but 65 families kept waiting for resettlement.”
Out of these 65, two families are nowhere to be found. After coming to power, our government worked on an action plan for the rehabilitation of the remaining 63 families who have been given two acres of land for farming and 200 meters for housing. Along with this, Rs 1.20 lakh have been given for construction of houses under the Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojana. Each house will also be provided with a toilet.”
CM Yogi Adityanath distributed official letters for the rehabilitation to the refugee families. The CM has made arrangements to settle Bengali Hindus who came to India 52 years ago in Rasulabad of Kanpur Dehat district.
While addressing, the CM also launched a scathing attack on the previous government saying that the governments before 2017 were insensitive towards the deprived communities and neglected their development. The earlier governments did nothing for the Musahar, Vantangia, Tharu, Kol and other such communities.
“When our government was formed in 2017 there were many challenges. Such communities were not able to get the benefits of government schemes and basic facilities after independence. With the strong will of the Prime Minister and the efforts of the state government, these communities got houses under the PMAY and CMAY,” he stated.
He also added that this is the first time that a government has thought of the Musahar and Vantangia sections. About 38 villages of Vantangia were awarded the status of revenue villages and for the first time after independence they exercised their franchise in the assembly elections.
The Chief Minister also directed the Revenue Department that the land given to these 63 families should be developed as a smart village with facilities of school, hospitals amongst others. These families should also be linked with employment making the women and men self-reliant.
“Women should form self-help groups while men can get engaged in animal husbandry work. The children should be associated with skill development.”
Talking about the Prime Minister’s efforts towards extending support to the needy refugee families, the CM said that those people who could not get shelter in their country and suffered harassment were given shelter in India. This is a wonderful example of India’s service to humanity.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak and Cabinet Minister/BJP State President Swatantra Dev Singh.