Akhilesh launches developmental schemes worth Rs 5,900 crore

Published: 02nd August 2012 10:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2012 10:28 AM   |  A+A-


After three days of chaos due to the power outage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has launched a series of developmental works and schemes worth in the state.

The Chief Minister launched six schemes in different sectors, including agriculture, IT and infrastructure, to usher in drastic changes in the lives of farmers and other people in rural areas. Akhilesh, who is aggressively pursuing the agenda of computerisation of government offices and ensuring availability of computers and Internet services in rural areas, on Wednesday launched a state portal through which 26 government services of eight departments could be computerised. “From today, the people will not have to go to various offices to collect application forms and submit them. Instead, they would have to just fill up online forms,” the Chief Minister said. He said the people can avail e-services to get a new ration card, registration in employment offices, old-age pension and certificate for disability.

The Chief Minister launched schemes and developmental projects of over `5,900 crore. He identified the poverty-stricken Bundelkhand region where he laid foundation for rural infrastructure centres, where the farmers can directly sell their produce.

He said that 111 such centres would be opened in all the seven districts of the Bundelkhand area. The Chief Minister said that the marketing centres would ensure reasonable rates to farmers for their produce.

Apart from the rural infrastructure centres, the Chief Minister also laid foundation stones for the development of agricultural marketing hubs and special mandi yards.  He also unveiled the ambitious Janeshwar Mishra Gram Yojana on Wednesday. Under this scheme, the government will identify 1,000 villages and sanction `25 lakh for each village for its development.

After launching the schemes at his official residence on Wednesday, the Chief Minister told mediapersons that developmental works in the previous government had been neglected and the state suffered a lot.


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