Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that ‘Matrubhoomi Yojana’ which aims to make a common man a participant in the development of infrastructure facilities in the villages will be launched soon formally.
While reviewing the progress of schemes being run in public interest with senior officials, the CM said, “A large number of people have joined this scheme and have expressed their desire to get buildings, roads and community centers built in their villages in the name of their ancestors. Efforts should be made to connect more and more people with this scheme. A proposal for such a plan should be prepared for urban areas as well.”
He said that the facilities of tele-consultation and health ATMs should be increased for easy availability of health services in rural areas. “With this, people in remote areas will be able to get advice from good doctors in cases of illness. Trained manpower should be deployed for health ATMs. People should be made aware of this while expanding the teleconsultation service,” he said.
Yogi said that major reforms are required in the functioning of Tehsils. “We have to make concerted efforts regarding transparency and timeliness. The complaints and problems should be redressed within a time limit. Digitisation should be promoted. Cases related to inheritance or succession should not be kept unnecessarily pending. Keeping in mind the expectations of the common man, a detailed action plan should be prepared and presented for improvement in the functioning of tehsils.”
He said that incentive is being provided by the state government to encourage investors setting up industrial units in the state. “All such cases should be thoroughly reviewed and resolved appropriately without delay. The Industrial Development Department should accord top priority to disposal of such cases,” he said.
The CM said that the Communicable Diseases Campaign conducted in the month of April has sent a positive message among the common people. “Awareness about infectious, communicable diseases has increased among people. Such efforts must be continuously made,” he said.
He said, “Activity should be increased further to prevent encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Basti and Devipatan divisions, malaria in Bareilly and neighbouring divisions and Chikungunya in Bundelkhand. Similar efforts should be made in these areas to prevent encephalitis. Make people aware of the importance of cleanliness and consumption of pure drinking water. Take the help of paediatricians as well.”
Yogi said that Illegal taxi, bus and rickshaw stands should not operate in any district of the state. “Such stands encourage illegal income, which is used in anti-social activities. Such activities, wherever being conducted, must be stopped immediately. It is necessary to fix the route for e-rickshaws in the cities,” he directed.
He said that programmes like SVAMITVA, Gharauni and Varasat have achieved success in providing great convenience to the general public. “So far, houses have been distributed to more than 56.17 lakh villagers. Survey work, which remains to be done in only 15 revenue villages, should also be completed as soon as possible. Our target should be that by the end of this year all the eligible villagers get Gharauni certificates that give them ownership rights of their houses,” he said.
The CM said that the system should be kept smooth in all the cow shelters. “There should be proper arrangements for green fodder and straw. Arrangements should be made to keep the cattle safe from heat or sunlight. There is a huge potential for employment generation in the dairy sector. Keeping this in view, innovations should be encouraged. Efforts should be made to connect more and more youth with the dairy sector,” he said.
He said that currently the total number of active coronavirus cases in the state is 446. “More than 35,000 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. It is heartening that no infected patient has to be hospitalised due to Covid. The situation is completely normal, but we need to be vigilant and exercise caution,” he said.
Yogi said that the tragic incidents of fire in Transport department buses have taken place in the last few days. “Every necessary step should be taken by the transport department so that such incidents do not happen further,” he said.
He said that at least one modern model bus station is to be developed on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model in every district. “Action should be expedited by giving priority to this important work related to the public interest by the Transport Department,” he said.
The meeting was attended by Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna, Women Welfare and Child Development Minister Baby Rani Maurya, Transport Minister Daya Shankar Singh and Minister of State Revenue Anoop Pradhan.