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Cow sanctuaries on freed land: Yogi Adityanath

The state government has decided to set up cow sanctuaries – home for stray cattle -- on the land freed from the clutches of land grabbers.

lucknow Updated: Dec 20, 2017 14:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Cow sanctuaries,Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath,Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the state government had freed hundred of acres of land from the land sharks in Allahabad, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit and other districts.(HT Photo)

The state government has decided to set up cow sanctuaries – home for stray cattle -- on the land freed from the clutches of land grabbers.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the state government had freed hundred of acres of land from the land sharks in Allahabad, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit and other districts. To address the problem of the stray cattle, the state government was mulling to set up cow sanctuaries in 16 municipal corporations and 7 districts of Bundelkhand region. It had also decided to set up 14 dairies to promote animal husbandry, he said.

Initiating the debate on the supplementary demands of grant for Rs 11388.17 crore for 2017-18 in the legislative assembly that were passed, Yogi said 1625 villages in the state were deprived of the basic facilities since independence. The state government had started the process to declare these villages as revenue villages and launch development schemes as well, he added.

He said to create environment for investment in the state, his government had decided to hold Investors Summit in February. Before that, the government will celebrate UP Diwas from January 22 to 24. Products and foods of all the 75 districts would be on display during the three days celebration, he said.

“To promote tourism, the state government has decided to start air service connecting all the divisional headquarters. State departments will be start e-office service from the new financial year. The government has already spent 50% of the budget while expediting development projects. The supplementary budget will be spent on poor, villages, youth, farmers and women,” he said.

“The loan waiver scheme has been launched successfully across the state and 86 lakh farmers have benefitted under the scheme. The state government has eliminated middlemen in the wheat and paddy purchase by announcing minimum support price and transferring the money directly into the account of the farmers,” he said.

He said the state government had decided to set up 43 new soil testing laboratories. “Along with providing free power connection to the farmers, it has also decided to provide houses to the poor under the PM Housing Scheme. The state government has set a target to declare villages ODF by October 2018,” he said.

During the previous government, power was supplied to 5 VIP districts, but now power was being supplied to all the 75 districts. 65,000 hamlets that were not getting power supply will be given regular power supply soon. In its 9 months tenure, the state government had given 22 lakh power connections, he said.

“The state government has released the logo of Kumbh and to promote the mela it has decided to display the logo in all the advertisements as well as official pads of the ministers and MLAs.”

Condemning the aganbari workers for launching violent protest, the CM justified the police action and said they attacked ambulances, school buses and blocked the movement of traffic. “A committee has been set up under the chairmanship of agriculture production commissioner (APC) to study the demand of the aganbari workers and submit report.”

The state government has also launched scheme for weavers and launched scholarship scheme for the backward caste students. The drive has been launched to identify the illegal ration card holders. The state government has cancelled 99,000 antoyadaya cards and issued 37 lakh new cards after identification of the beneficiaries, he said.

First Published: Dec 20, 2017 13:55 IST