In the meeting of NITI Aayog, Chief Minister Yogi presented the outline of the future of Uttar Pradesh

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New Delhi:  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressed the seventh meeting of NITI Aayog held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Along with enumerating the development works done by the state government in 5 years, he presented the outline of the future of Uttar Pradesh. In the meeting, he reiterated the resolve to give size of 80 lakh crore rupees (01 trillion US dollars) to the economy of UP. Chief Minister Yogi said that the state government is working in a planned manner to achieve this challenging goal. For this, the state’s infrastructure is being made world class and strong. Effective good governance, skill development, rapid decision making process and targeted policies and rules are proving useful in this direction.

Chief Minister Yogi said that the digital agriculture infrastructure is being strengthened by the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that farmers get the benefits of various schemes effectively and smoothly. He said that 03 crore farmers are registered under the Digitized Farmers Database in Uttar Pradesh. In the last five years, Rs 3.5 lakh crore has been distributed to these farmers. Uttar Pradesh is the leading state in the country to distribute grants through DBT by developing a digitized farmer database.

Chief Minister Yogi said that ‘Centers of Excellence’ have been established in the state for specific agricultural products. In order to celebrate ‘International Year of Millets’ by the United Nations in the year 2023, extensive preparations have been started by the state government. Intercropping with jowar, bajra and sugarcane is being promoted. He said that action is being taken by the State Government in a phased manner to promote natural farming. The scheme of cow-based farming has been approved in 07 districts of Bundelkhand region. Under this, the target of cow-based farming is 500 hectares in each development block of this area. Along with this, under the Namami Gange scheme, the work of cow-based farming is proposed in 105 development blocks falling on the banks of Ganga.

Chief Minister Yogi said that to make Uttar Pradesh a Rs 80 lakh crore (one trillion dollar) economy by 2025, our cities will have to come forward as a growth engine by attracting investments and increasing employment generation. Urban development has to be a growth engine as well as address the challenges of housing/slum, water supply and solid waste management, air quality/pollution, livelihood and public transport. Uttar Pradesh is doing effective work in the field of municipal finance, town planning and administrative structure and citizen-centred administration, as suggested in the field of urban development in the National Conference.

Chief Minister Yogi said that the work of GIS survey in 16 municipal corporations is in progress to improve the financial condition of the municipal bodies, due to which double increase in house tax is possible by the end of this financial year. Work is underway to rationalize different types of user charges. Municipal bonds worth Rs 200 crore have been issued in Lucknow and Rs 150 crore in Ghaziabad. This amount is being used for the construction of residential complex and STP, which will also generate revenue in future. The goal is to have partnership with international finance agencies and the formation of Urban Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, which will also generate employment and encourage investment in small local bodies.

Chief Minister Yogi said that the National Education Policy-2020 is the biggest campaign for comprehensive reforms in the field of education after independence. This policy is the vision of the Prime Minister. The National Education Policy lays emphasis on improving the talents of children, making them efficient and confident. Special efforts have been made by the State Government for the development of basic infrastructure facilities in the schools. He said that for the purchase of dress, sweater, school bag, shoe-stocking and stationery to 1.91 crore students studying from class 01 to 08 in council schools, the transfer of Rs. 1200 per student to their parents’ bank accounts by DBT has started. .

Chief Minister Yogi said that 5,000 model schools are being developed in the state under ‘Operation Kayakalp Phase-II’. Besides setting up of 2500 smart classes in government secondary schools, e-mails of 01 crore secondary students have been developed. Wi-Fi facility has been made available in 2,273 schools.

Chief Minister Yogi said that like aspirational districts, it has been decided to select 100 aspirational development blocks in the state and get them developed on the prescribed standards. 100 researchers will be selected for aspirational development blocks through the Chief Minister’s Fellowship Programme. With the implementation of this scheme, youth will get a special opportunity to participate in policy making, management, implementation etc. with the government and various schemes run in these development blocks. The youth will benefit from innovative and innovative approach in implementing the programmes.

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