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Akhilesh Yadav announces infra development fund

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Lucknow, April 03, 2013
First Published: 17:54 IST(3/4/2013) | Last Updated: 17:58 IST(3/4/2013)

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said an infrastructure development fund would be set up with part of the profits of Noida, Greater Noida, GDA, LDA and other such agencies to develop infrastructure across Uttar Pradesh.


He also assured farmers that their interests would be protected.

The chief minister was speaking at a function here to inaugurate/lay foundation stones of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority's projects worth R 3,337 crore.

Stressing that the state could not be developed without the development of rural areas as well, he said for inclusive growth government policies would have to benefit farmers too.

"The state government has withdrawn cases registered against farmers at BhattaParsaul and other places. We will ensure justice to them and their participation in the state's development," he said.

Yadav said his government had got in touch with Amul for dairy development to benefit farmers. "Amul has been doing business worth R 40 to 50 crore per month per village in other states. We will open many centres of the company in UP," he said. He also announced an interest-free loan scheme for dairy development.

Inaugurating OPD services at a Greater Noida hospital, the chief minister spoke to the chief medical superintendent through video-conferencing and instructed him to ensure proper treatment to all patients at the OPD. He further said his government was making all efforts to take the state ahead on the path of development. A number of industrial units had already been set up in Noida and Greater Noida and more would come up soon, he said. "We will continue to make efforts to create a conducive environment to attract investment," Yadav said. The chief minister asked Noida officers to solve traffic problems there.

He said the total budget of Noida, Greater Noida, GDA and others could be almost equal to the budget of Delhi. "The officers should, therefore, make serious efforts to provide better infrastructure support and cleanliness in the areas around Delhi," he said.

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