Yogi asks elected representatives to visit villages, ensure benefits reach for those intended

Asking all elected representatives to visit villages in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that law makers to identify beneficiaries during their chaupal meetings and should ensure that all of them are getting government benefits.

Addressing a meeting of Members of Parliament and legislators from Gorakhpur, Azamgarh and Basti regions here on Sunday, he said that second leg of the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan will start soon but the task before the government is to ensure that villages identified in the first leg of the Abhiyan should get all government facilities by May 21.

“The lawmakers should connect to masses through their night stay in the chaupals. They should try to solve the problems of people there are then. If we can do it we will ensure that benefits of the government schemes will reach the targeted audience,” Yogi said.

The meeting was attended by members of parliament including Rajesh Pandey (Kushinagar), Harish Dwivedi (Basti), Neelam Sonkar (Lalganj), Agriculture Minister Suryapratap Shahi, Excise Minister Jai Pratap Singh and legislators from Gorakhpyur, Basti and Azamgarh divisions.

Chief Minister said that in last fiscal government had constructed 8.85 lakh houses and provided free gas connections to BPL families through Ujawala schemes, free electric connections through Saubhagya scheme and 100 days of work under MANREGA. Besides, 3.60 lakh houses have been built under urban Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

“In every parliamentary constituency roads worth Rs 25 crore would be constructed. MPs and MLAs should sit together and decide about these roads. They should also give proposals about construction of degree colleges, polytechnics, ITI, CHC and over bridges in the respective areas,” he said.

CM said that law makers should go to people with the schemes of the central and state governments. They should hold camps there and listen to the problems of the masses.

Earlier in the day CM held a Janta Darbar at the campus of the Gorakhnath temple.


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