UP CM Yogi Adityanath: We are aiming to double farmers’ income by 2022; will end VIP culture in state

By: | Updated: May 5, 2017 8:06 PM

Yogi Adityanath on Friday gave his first Television interview as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Yogi Adityanath (Reuters)

Yogi Adityanath on Friday gave his first Television interview as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to Aaj Tak on its ‘Panchayat’ show, the chief minister said that the 22 crore people of Uttar Pradesh had put their faith in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and his government would fulfil all their aspirations. He further said that the UP government was working on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policy of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’.

The chief minister further said that the government’s priorities were farmers, the youth and the common man. Speaking about the recently ban on use of red beacons, he said that the BJP government was ringing the death knell of the prevalent VIP culture and there was no scope for any discrimination or vigilantism in Uttar Pradesh. The UP CM also spoke about the much talked about administrative changes in the state, since he took the oath as the chief minister, and said that government officials were being made more accountable. The incompetent officials would be removed, he warned.

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Yogi Adityanath spoke about farmers’ loan waiver and said that the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had paid debts of all the sugarcane farmers and had plans to double income of farmers by 2022.

Adityanath said that his government will spread PM Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan all over Uttar Pradesh. He appealed to the people and the media to help the UP government in spreading the cleanliness drive across the state. Speaking of the problems with maintaining cleanliness, he revealed that the real problem lies with the waste disposal system in the state. He said that there was actually no proper system in place. The CM said that the sewage workers had informed him that the waste went into the Gomti river, which the CM said, then flowed into the Ganga.

A sewage treatment plant would soon be set up for the proper disposal of waste, Adityanath revealed. The UP chief minister further said that all the villages on the bank of river Ganga would be given toilets and public defecation would be put to a stop by May 15, 2017 itself.

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