MeerutChief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said the state government had decided to waive off electricity surcharge for farmers in west Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a public rally in Hasanpur village of Amroha district, the CM said, “We are committed to ensuring development in the state. Earlier, people used to migrate from western UP for work but now the situation has changed. Now, criminals are migrating to other states.”The CM reached Amroha six hours late from his scheduled time of arrival as he had to visit Kushinagar earlier in the day after 13 schoolchildren lost their lives in an accident at an unmanned crossing.Yogi said Amroha had the special identify of manufacturing musical instrument ‘dholak’. “The government will provide adequate budget for branding of Amroha’s ‘dholak’ under its one district, one plan scheme” he said.The CM said the closed sugar mill in Amroha would be restarted and its operations would be expanded to ensure employment to local people. He said a distillery would also be established in Hasanpur.Highlighting the achievements of his government, Yogi spoke about electrification in rural areas, Ujjwala scheme and waiver of farmers’ debt. “Those indulging in corrupt practices in the name of providing employment will not be spared. Such people will be sent to jail and if required their property will be confiscated,” he said. Targeting the previous governments, he said they did nothing for industries and added that a committee had been formed to restart the industrial units that had closed down in the past.Meanwhile, some people showed placards to the CM as he started delivering his address. The protesters demanded regularisation of 4,000 Urdu teachers in the state.As the policemen on duty tried to catch hold of the protesters, the CM said the government was committing to solving the problems of the people.