Unemployment rate in Uttar Pradesh down to 4%: Yogi
Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that unemployment rate in the state had gone down to 4 per cent from 18.
Virtually addressing the annual general meeting of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, the chief minister said that five years ago, the unemployment rate was around 18 per cent but now it had gone down to four per cent.
He also pointed out that Uttar Pradesh was at the number one position in 44 schemes of the Centre.
He said since independence till 2017, there were 12 medical colleges in UP but in the last five years, 33 medical colleges had come up. He also listed the five expressways of the state, as well as the recently inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway.
Yogi Adityanath also pointed out that nine airports had come up in the state since 2017 and 11 others were under construction. Before 2017, there were only four operational airports in the state, he said.
In the next three to four years, five international airports would be made operational in the state, he said.
‘Govt took care of labourers in pandemic’
Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath highlighted various schemes launched by the state government for labourers despite all odds during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a mass marriage event in Ayodhya in which 3915 couples were married, including 138 Muslims, he said, “During the pandemic, Uttar Pradesh was the first state to launch free ration scheme for the needy and poor.”
In the first phase of the scheme, 54 lakh workers benefited from it, asserted the CM.
Highlighting schemes launched by the state government for workers of the unorganised sector, the CM said that the government had made available ₹2 lakh social security scheme and ₹5 lakh insurance cover to labourers.
“Around three crore migrant and resident labourers of Uttar Pradesh are availing these schemes,” said the CM.
He also pointed out that the state government had made available houses to 45 lakh families as well as 2.61 crore toilets and public toilets in 59000 gram panchayats across the state.
“Before 2017 there was lawlessness in the state. Now, the state is free from riots and corruption,” said the CM.
Opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader KPP Baskar is accused of amassing a wealth of Rs 4.72 crore or 315% more than his known sources of income. A former legislator from Namakkal, Baskar, is seen to be close to former chief minister and AIADMK's interim general secretary Edappadi Palaniswami. He is the seventh AIADMK leader to face DVAC raids since Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) returned to power in May 2021.
Shocking scenes were witnessed in Delhi when two people- a teenager and a man- were injured after getting attacked by a group of people in the Wazirabad area on Thursday night, police said on Friday. CCTV footage of the attack - shared by news agency ANI - showed the group of around 10 people attacking Jatin, aged 17, and Ajay, aged 42. Jatin and Ajay were injured in the attack, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.
An alert patrolman averted an accident by stopping a locomotive along the Mumbai-Pune rail route as it was approaching a fallen boulder on the track in the early hours of Friday. Rail services on the route that had to be temporarily halted but it was restored by 8:15am on Friday morning. Patrolman Motiram Lodhi who was on duty at that time, immediately stopped the approaching locomotive and informed his seniors about the incident.
A 23-year-old woman from Karnataka's Ballari named Vidyasri B has sent 900 rakhis to army personnel stationed at external borders on Raksha Bandhan, The Times of India reported. Vidya reportedly sent these rakhis through an army organisation in Bengaluru, Yodha Namana. Out of 900 rakhis, 300 were sent to soldiers at the Wagah border, 300 to soldiers at the Assam border and 300 to the Border Security Force personnel in Haryana, said the report.
The Shiv Sena on Friday slammed Maharashtra's Eknath Shinde-led government for exonerating Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya in a case related to alleged misappropriation of funds raised to save decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from getting scrapped. An editorial in Sena's mouthpiece Saamana said that after Shinde, who became the chief minister with BJP's help after rebelling against Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, came to power all “scamsters are having a free run”.