- Chief Minister engages with beneficiaries of schemes at Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Sanjhai
- CM Yogi lays foundation stone of/ unveils development projects worth Rs 6.47 crores
Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed both the picture and the destiny of India and that under his leadership, India’s global respect has gone up significantly while the borders have become secure.
Addressing a program held as part of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in Sanjhai, Gorakhpur, CM Yogi said that under PM Modi’s leadership the country is witnessing the construction of world-class infrastructure, including highways, railways, and airports, in addition to world-class health institutes and fertilizer factories. Yogi added that to enhance public convenience, extensive efforts are being made to connect every village with roads and providing villagers access to clean drinking water.
The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated development projects worth Rs 6.47 crore and interacted with the beneficiaries of various schemes on the occasion.
He further highlighted that prior to the BJP forming governments at the centre and in the state, people faced challenges accessing basic necessities like toilets, housing, rations, healthcare, roads, and electricity. However, with the formation of the government under Narendra Modi’s leadership in 2014, a familial approach was adopted towards the 140 crore citizens and the government started working for their welfare diligently, he pointed out. He added that this commitment and honesty of the BJP government have earned it continuous trust and blessings of the people.
Everyone is getting the benefits of the schemes without discrimination
CM Yogi stated that the government is providing benefits of schemes without any discrimination to every eligible person, especially the underprivileged. “In the past, the ration mafia devoured ration of essential supplies meant for the poor. Thanks to anti-corruption measures of the government, 80 crore people nationwide, including 15 crore in UP, now receive free ration. Previously, inadequate healthcare claimed lives among the poor, but today, 50 crore people across the country, with 10 crore in UP, benefit from a health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh annually under the Ayushman Bharat scheme. Besides, 4 crore impoverished families nationwide, including 55 lakh in the state, have got houses.”
The Chief Minister underscored the transformative initiatives for the welfare of the impoverished, noting the previous lack of access to toilets, which compromised the dignity of women through open defecation. Presently, significant strides have been made with the construction of toilets for 12 crore individuals nationwide, including 3 crore in UP, he informed.
He added: “In the past, households lacked essential fuel sources, such as gas cylinders, kerosene, or coal. However, today, 10 crore underprivileged individuals across the country, with 1.75 crore in UP, have been provided free LPG connections. Additionally, the state government has initiated the distribution of free LPG cylinders during Holi and Diwali. These endeavours aim to enhance the well-being of the poor and concurrently generate employment opportunities for the youth. To empower rural communities, initiatives like the Swamitva Yojana and PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana are underway, ensuring farmers receive rightful ownership of their homes.”
India set for full development saturation by 2047
CM Yogi said that the schemes of the Central and State Governments are bringing about positive changes in the lives of the poor, adding that if the country moves forward with a pledge and determination, by the time it will be celebrating centenary year of independence in 2047, it will be fully developed eradicating poverty, illiteracy, chaos, and insecurity.
“The goal is to see India not just as a developed nation, but as a global leader, where every citizen’s face radiates happiness. The development process will be complete, instilling pride in every Indian and garnering admiration worldwide”, he remarked. CM Yogi highlighted that PM Modi initiated the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra on November 15, 2023, with these resolutions in mind.
Modi’s guarantee van has come to fulfil his resolve to provide benefits to all
The Chief Minister said that the government will ensure provision of benefits of welfare schemes to all those who have until now been deprived of it. Emphasizing the aim for 100 per cent satisfaction in these initiatives, he said that garnering the people’s blessings will accelerate the pace of development. The Chief Minister highlighted PM Modi’s guarantee van as a vehicle to uphold this commitment.
During the event, he also mentioned the remarkable development that has taken place at Sanjhai and the neighbouring areas as well as in Gorakhpur under the double-engine government. Meanwhile, he congratulated people for the upcoming Khichdi fair and the life consecration ceremony of Lord Shri Ram.
MP Ravikishan Shukla, Mayor Dr. Manglesh Srivastava, MLA Mahendrapal Singh, Vipin Singh, Shriram Chauhan, Pradeep Shukla, MLC Dr. Dharmendra Singh, BJP District President Yudhishthir Singh, Metropolitan President Rajesh Gupta etc. were present at the event.
After listening to the experiences of the beneficiaries, CM said, this is Modi’s guarantee
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also engaged with beneficiaries who shared their positive experiences with various government schemes during the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra. Renu Chauhan, Dinesh Pandey, Anil Chand, and Sheela Devi, beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, PM Swanidhi, Ayushman Yojana and Ujjwala Yojana, expressed their gratitude to the CM while recounting their experiences.
CM distributes certificates and blankets to the beneficiaries
In the event, the Chief Minister presented certificates and blankets to recipients of the PM Awas Yojana, Ayushman Yojana, PM Swanidhi Yojana, and Ujjwala Yojana. The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra pledge was administered to all participants at the program’s outset. Prior to the event, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected stalls arranged by various departments on-site and served food to young children.