‘One dist, one prod­uct scheme to pave way for self­em­ploy­ment’

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Uttarpradesh - Abdul Ja­did let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com ▪

GO­RAKH­PUR: Ex­press­ing con­fi­dence that the UP In­vestors’ Sum­mit to be held in Luc­know on Fe­bru­ary 21-22 would usher in de­vel­op­ment, chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Wed­nes­day said the govern­ment’s ‘one dis­trict, one prod­uct’ scheme would cre­ate lakhs of jobs in the state.

Ad­dress­ing me­dia per­sons at Go­rakhnath temple here, the CM said a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment would be cre­ated for in­dus­trial growth in UP through the in­vestors’ sum­mit.

“Over 20 lakh un­em­ployed youth will get jobs in the next three years,” he said.

“The Prime Min­is­ter and the Pres­i­dent of In­dia will be joined by hun­dreds of in­vestors in the sum­mit. Our en­tire team is work­ing round-the-clock to make the event a suc­cess. At least 20 lakh youths will be di­rectly linked to the ‘one dis­trict, one prod­uct’ scheme to help them stand on their feet,” Yogi said. He added spe­cial at­ten­tion was be­ing given to MSMEs.

“For Go­rakh­pur, ter­ra­cotta prod­ucts will be in­cluded un­der the scheme. Plans are afoot to work on city’s hand­loom prod­ucts and brass uten­sils,” the CM said. “Af­ter the in­vestors’ sum­mit, our govern­ment will or­gan­ise a global sum­mit in which busi­ness­men and in­dus­tri­al­ists from In­dia as well as abroad will be in­vited to in­vest in UP,” Yogi added.

Evad­ing a query on the BJP can­di­date for Go­rakh­pur Lok Sabha seat which is go­ing to poll on March 11, Yogi said: “I have a di­rect con­nec­tion with ev­ery­one in Go­rakh­pur. I have been vis­it­ing here for de­vel­op­ment. The party has given me the re­spon­si­bil­ity to take the reins of state af­ter which the am­bit of my work has in­creased. The seat can­not re­main va­cant. Some­body has to come here.” He said the govern­ment was try­ing to set up an ethanol fac­tory in Go­rakh­pur at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore.

“Ef­forts are on to give a push to tourism in­dus­try in Go­rakh­pur,” he said.

The CM said the BJP was get­ting tremen­dous sup­port in elec­tion-bound Tripura and claimed the lo­tus would bloom there. “When­ever a govern­ment starts dis­crim­i­nat­ing, cor­rup­tion takes place.

In Tripura, the ben­e­fit of govern­ment-run schemes reaches only to CPM work­ers. The peo­ple want change. An amount of Rs 1,500 crore was given to Tripura un­der the MNREG schemes but it did not reach the poor,” he said.


Chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Wed­nes­day held a janta darbar at Go­rakhnath temple which was at­tended by a large num­ber of peo­ple from the city.

As per temple au­thor­i­ties, more than 200 com­plainants from Go­rakh­pur and ad­join­ing dis­tricts met Yogi who di­rected the of­fi­cials for early dis­posal of their prob­lems.

They said most of the com­plaints were re­lated to help for treat­ment and land or fam­ily dis­putes. The CM also vis­ited Pip­i­ganj where he per­formed ‘mahabhishek’ of Lord Shiva at Pittesh­war­nath temple.

On Tues­day night, the CM had also per­formed ‘rudrab­hishek’ of Lord Shiva on Ma­hashiv­ra­tri at Shakti Mandir in­side Go­rakhnath mutt.

Over 25 litres of ‘ma­hadravya’ (sa­cred liq­uid ) – was used to per­form the ‘ma­haab­hishek’ which lasted over two hours.


▪ Chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath per­form­ing puja at Pittesh­war­nath temple in Go­rakh­pur’s Pip­i­ganj on Wed­nes­day

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