Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has completed 50 days in office today, reported an Indian Express report. He was named as the CM of the state by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), days after its massive win in the Assembly polls. Adityanath has tried to change his image and has worked on party’s stand of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’, saying his government would work for everyone. “People had concerns even when PM Modi became the prime minister of this country, has there been any discrimination?” Yogi Adityanath had said during a recent television event, the report added further.
Here are some of the key decisions taken by him so far:
Loan waiver for farmers
Yogi Adityanth at his very first cabinet meeting had said that Uttar Pradesh government would waive loans of Rs 36,359 crore taken by around 94 lakh farmers in the state. According to The Indian Express, The waiver amount also includes Rs 5,630 crore loans of nearly 7 lakh farmers, whose accounts were declared by banks as non-performing assets (NPAs). The move was quite significant as this had been a key poll promise by the BJP during Assembly polls. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his election rallies, had promised to waive off farmer loans if his party was voted to power.
Closure of illegal slaughterhouses
Soon after taking over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath had ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in the state. BJP in its poll manifesto had said it would take “stern steps for closing down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” once it came to power, the Indian Express report said.
Setting up Anti-Romeo Squads
After coming to power, the Yogi Adityanath-led government formed Anti-Romeo Squad to tackle harassment of women on streets of Uttar Pradesh. The report added that some young men and women reportedly were being harassed for being seen together in public places. Yogi Adityanath, acting on those complaints, directed Principal Secretary (Home) to issue guidelines on the formation and functioning of such squads.
The Uttar Pradesh Government had recently announced its plan to launch ‘Annapurna Bhojnalayas’ across the state to provide food at cheaper rates for the poor. According to India Today, the state government is planning to provide subsidised meals at Rs 5 per person.
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Electricity supply for all
The chief minister during a state cabinet meeting had ordered that district headquarters must get 24-hour electricity supply and 18-hour in rural areas, The PTI quoted state Power Minister Shrikant Sharma as saying. A pact was signed between the Centre and the state, which aims to meet the NDA Government’s target of making the state energy efficient by next year.