UP CM Yogi unveils statue of former PM Chandra Shekhar
7 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad
UP CM Yogi dedicated a monument of the late Chandra Shekhar, a former prime minister, in the Ballia district.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, unveiled the monument of the late former prime minister Chandra Shekhar on Sunday in the Ballia district. He also officially opened and laid the cornerstone for development projects totaling Rs 80 crore.
Speaking at a public gathering, CM Yogi lamented the underutilization of Ballia’s potential and urged Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to step out and promote the district’s agricultural goods abroad. “This can assist in achieving Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s objective of doubling farmer income and assisting Uttar Pradesh in becoming a USD $1 trillion economy.
The Chief Minister stated that cargo and the recently established inland waterways service between Haldia and Varanasi, which travels through Ballia, may be extremely helpful in promoting the export of fresh vegetables from the region.
From “Beej to Bazar,” according to Adityanath, the government is devoted to assisting farmers. He also suggested that emphasis be given to the appealing packaging.
He added that although some FPOs have received registration certificates to advance the job, more must do the same.
In order for the government to quickly take the required measures in this respect as part of its wider ambition to create a medical college in each district of the state, the Chief Minister also instructed people’s representatives to quickly develop a plan for a medical college in Ballia.
He said that since 2017, the state has seen the construction of 35 new medical colleges.
Additionally, he emphasised the necessity of adding more physicians to the hospital in Ibrahim Patti, the hometown of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar, and of connecting more people to the Ayushaman Bharat and Jan Aarogya Yojana programmes of both the Central and State Governments.
In order to significantly raise people’s income and give thousands of young people jobs in the Ballia district, he added, work was needed on a number of fronts, including education, health, agriculture, and tourism.
The Chief Minister further emphasised that during Sawan, 1 crore devotees came to Kashi Vishwanath, which benefited the hospitality sector, taxi drivers, and others.
By connecting them with self-help groups (SHGs) to carry out tasks under different programmes like the Rural Livelihood Mission, Child Development and Nutrition, etc., as well as by including them in dairy production, he emphasised the necessity of empowering women and making them self-reliant.
He suggested that women should be trained in a variety of trades, such as weaving and tailoring, and given toolkits.
“He was a ‘Jan Nayak’, a leader in independent India, who went above party lines to undertake value-based politics and was popular not just within India but also overseas, including Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh,” CM Yogi stated in homage to the former prime minister.
He said that the late leader stood up against the greatest attempt to stifle democracy and backed the RSS’s Swadeshi campaign, as well as helping to develop parliamentary democracy.
The late Chandra Shekhar, according to the chief minister, gave Ballia a new identity.