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Yogi Adityanath on maiden visit to Bundelkhand today, to review development projects

He is likely to take feedback and make some announcements in Jhansi, the divisional headquarters.

lucknow Updated: Apr 20, 2017 09:47 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Lucknow, Hindustan Times
Yogi Adityanath,Uttar Pradesh chief minister,Bundelkhand
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will on Thursday undertake his first visit to the backward Bundelkhand region that has remained caught in the quagmire of politics over the years.

He is likely to take feedback and make some announcements in Jhansi, the divisional headquarters, on issues facing the region, including the drinking water problem.

He is likely to review implementation of development projects and make a field visit to ponds that had been dug up during the previous Samajwadi Party regime in Babina, Badagaon and other areas in the region.

After assuming office, the chief minister released Rs 47 crore for drinking water schemes in the region. He has indicated that the state government would provide more funds as and when needed to find a solution to all the problems.

Apart from holding meetings with senior officials of the Bundelkhand division, Adityanath will also meet senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders there.

A special cleanliness drive has been launched and all the government offices and major roads are being cleaned up ahead of the visit. Hoardings have also come up in the city to welcome the chief minister.

A number of schemes have been announced for Bundelkhand by successive governments at the Centre and in the state. The UPA government had announced a special package of Rs 7,000 crore (50% for Bundelkhand districts) for the development of the region. However, Bundelkhand has failed to develop over the years.

The chief minister is also likely to visit other regions after Bundelkhand.

First Published: Apr 20, 2017 09:45 IST