People knew that Uttar Pradesh was in for a major makeover when Akhilesh Yadav came to power in 2012, as the youngest Chief Minister of the state. Right from the beginning, he had a vision for an overall development of the state. He worked towards them with diligence and achieved holistic growth in every sector. The Youth Icon had envisioned a state where everyone would prosper. We are moving towards it, one step at a time. Let us see the top projects undertaken and completed by the CM in Purvanchal, over the last five years.
Infrastructure has been a focus point of Samajwadi Party and they have done great work in connecting cities, towns, and villages. A large number of 4-lane roads and bridges have already been constructed like the ones between Bhadohi and Babatpur. Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway connecting Eastern to Wester Uttar Pradesh is under construction. This will help the people to commute and expand their business, with ease. In future, it will be connected to Agra-Lucknow Expressway to provide further respite.
Akhilesh Yadav, at the beginning of his term, vowed to improve the education in the state. Since then, he has relentlessly tried to bring in newer schemes to benefit and encourage the youth of the state. The number of polytechnics, colleges, universities, and schools have grown tremendously under him. Purvanchal now boasts of a new medical college in Jaunpur, Chandauli and Azamgarh, a polytechnic in Ballia and Azamgarh, AIIMS in Gorakhpur, women universities in Azamgarh, Janupur and Chandauli, sports college in Ballia-Chandra Shekhar University, and an engineering college. Apart from this, Kanya Vidya Dhan is given to meritorious young girls who wish to pursue higher education. Laptop distribution scheme has given wings to the youth of Purvanchal and connected them to the world.
Purvanchal is home to country’s finest artists and craftsmen. To help them make the most of their talent and potential, Akhilesh Yadav has initiated multiple programs, exclusively for them. These include a special pension for the craftsmen, a Skill Development Centre in Varanasi, and Carpet Export Mart in Bhadohi. Avenues have been established for the artists to showcase their handicrafts and get recognition on a global scale.
Uttar Pradesh Budget 2016-17 was presented by Akhilesh Yadav and contained multiple proposals and allocations for 24-hour electricity programme in the entire state. The young CM has a vision of a well-lit UP, for which he has taken many steps. A thermal power plant has been set up in Sonbhadra to meet the power requirement of Purvanchal. Solar street lights light up the area and people can get LED bulbs at subsidized rates.
The people of Purvanchal can enjoy free medical services in government hospitals or 108 Samajwadi Ambulance service in case of an emergency. 3 new medical colleges allow more youngsters to pursue their dreams of becoming medical practitioners and serve others. AIIMS in Gorakhpur promises advanced health services.
Beautification of Ramgarh Taal
An initiative which ensures the residents of Purvanchal enjoy cleaner and greener Ramgarh Taal in Gorakhpur. This project was undertaken by Akhilesh Government which included extensive cleaning of the water body with proper regulation on the water. The banks have been beautified for the people to enjoy with their friends and family.
Apart from these, Janeshwar Gram Yojna and Lohia Awas Yojna have provided housing solutions to lakhs in Purvanchal. With UP-100 at their service, the residents feel safer than ever. Samajwadi Pension Yojna has helped families with no source of income to live a respectful life. The people are excited about the proposed Metro in Varanasi, which will change transport system of the state. Special buses travel between Ghazipur and Varanasi to circulate the produce from Kamdhenu Dairies. Farmer loans up to Rs. 50,000 have been waived off along with the introduction of e-governance schemes which provide 100% transparency.
From improving the economic condition of the state to providing exceptional healthcare to the residents, he has left no sphere untouched. Akhilesh Yadav’s vision for the betterment of Uttar Pradesh has resulted in the well-being of the people and the society, on the whole.
A lot has been done; yet, a lot is left to be achieved. Uttar Hamara would like to applaud Akhilesh Yadav for all this and more!