UP govt working on IT Parks, Start-Ups to generate employment

Yogi meets Shah
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9 Apr 2017

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to prepare an elaborate work plan to establish the largest business incubator in the country near Lucknow airport. Stressing the need for job creation, he said efforts should be made through IT Parks and Start-Up Incubators to ensure that 70 lakh people get opportunities for employment and self-employment in the next five years. The UP chief minister issued these orders while going through the presentations of the Information and Technology Department, which continued till late last night, a release said. He has also issued orders to all the departments to ensure that e-tendering is implemented while awarding government contracts. "This will also ensure transparency," he said. The Chief Minister also warned that the service providers at various Jan Seva Kendras in UP, who are not providing proper facilities and service to the public, would face stringent action from the government. He directed the officials to speed up the starting of the incubator facility at Mathura's Hindustan College, and complete all the necessary formalities in the next 100 days, according to the release. Adityanath also told the department officials to hold special awareness programme on e-transactions on April 14 to mark the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. He has asked the departmental officials to prepare a detailed work plan to establish 'Electronics Sadan' in Lucknow. Meanwhile, the UP government has declared that he clearance for construction of a house in Uttar Pradesh will be given only if there is a provision of rainwater harvesting facility in the map. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while going through the presentations of the Urban Development Department which went on till late last night, directed officials that provisions should be made that a map of a house is passed only if it has the rainwater harvesting facility mentioned. Expressing concerns over the depleting groundwater level, he suggested rainwater harvesting as a remedial measure. The Chief Minister said that the intention of his government is to ensure that people of the state do not face shortage of drinking water. He directed the UP Jal Nigam officials to ensure that the benefits of various government schemes reach to the doorsteps of the needy. Adityanath, during the meeting, instructed the officials to ensure that drinking water is available at all places, and if needed, then the handpumps may be bored again. He also directed the officials to link Mathura and Vrindawan under the Agra Water Supply Scheme (Agra Jal Sampurti Yojana), and said that the scheme must be completed by March 2018. The chief minister also emphasised on e-tendering, and said that in the next 100 days, the cities must be made clean and roads there be made pot-hole free. Adityanath, while exploring the option of transforming Ayodhya-Faizabad and Mathura-Vrindawan into municipal corporations, directed the 14 municipal corporations of the state to discharge their responsibilities diligently. Earlier Adityanath today met BJP President Amit Shah and the two leaders are believed to have discussed the state's political and governance issues.In the national capital to attend a government event, he deliberated with Shah over a host of issues concerning the state. Sources said a big administrative reshuffle in UP is on the cards as the BJP government seeks to implement its development agenda and fulfil promises made in its election manifesto. Uttar Pradesh is central to the saffron party's plans for 2019 Lok Sabha election and it believes that it needs to push developmental schemes in the largely backward state if it is to maintain its dominance there.(PTI)