With Rural Development As Focus, Yogi Announces The Launch Of ‘UP Matra Bhumi Yojana’

With Rural Development As Focus, Yogi Announces The Launch Of ‘UP Matra Bhumi Yojana’

Lucknow, Sep 16 (TNA) Aiming to strengthen the participatory rural economy and infrastructure, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced the launch of the unique ‘Uttar Pradesh Matra Bhumi Yojana’ which will make the common man a direct participant in the development work of the state.

“Under this, every person will get a chance to directly participate in various works of infrastructure development in the villages. The government will bear 50 per cent of the total cost of the project, while the remaining 50 per cent will be contributed by the interested people. In return the project can be named after the relatives of the collaborators as per their wish,” said the CM.

CM Yogi made this announcement while inaugurating and laying the foundation stones of various roads under PM Gramin Sadak Yojana and District Panchayats using hot mix and Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) method.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also asked the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to submit an action plan for the formal launch of this innovative scheme.

Following projects were inaugurated on this occasion
1- Under PM Gram Sadak Yojana, the construction work of 6,208.45 km long 886 rural roads at a cost of Rs 4,130.27 crore started 2- Inauguration of renovation work of 1,930 km long 692 rural roads made at a cost of Rs 155 crore 3- Inauguration of 537.82 km long 509 rural roads at a cost of Rs 195.07 crore to be constructed under hotmix method under district panchayats 4- Foundation stone laid for 14 rural roads of 48.62 km long at a cost of Rs 33.75 crore to be constructed under hotmix method under district panchayats

He said that continuous work is being done by the Central and State Governments for the overall development of the villages. The Uttar Pradesh Mathrubhumi Yojana can be a good attempt in the establishments of health center, Anganwadi, library, stadium, gymnasium, open gym, cattle breed improvement center, fire service station among others in villages.

Whether for setting up CCTVs for smart villages, development of funeral sites, installation of solar lights, there can be public participation in every work. Through this new scheme, the person concerned will be able to take full credit of the project by bearing half of the total cost.

While interacting with the presidents and members of Gram Panchayat, Kshetra Panchayat and District Panchayat, the Chief Minister said that the Panchayats need to be self-reliant. With sufficient available resources, efforts should be made for self-reliance by adopting innovations.

CM further said that for the betterment of Panchayats, a healthy competition should be organized and their innovations should be rewarded. The Chief Minister also encouraged the Panchayats to give a model of sustainable development.

Stressing on rural development, the CM further said that roads are not just a means of transport but also a powerful means of strengthening the rural economy. “Countries with developed infrastructure are also economically prosperous. In a state like Uttar Pradesh, about 80 percent of the population lives in rural background. To strengthen the rural economy, good roads and better connectivity are essential which is being done continuously through PMGSY”.

The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, which was started by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the year 2000, is today becoming a medium for the progress of villages, he added.

Uttar Pradesh is the first state to use FDR technology in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. The CM expressed happiness for the construction of roads in Azamgarh and Jaunpur district panchayats through FDR as a pilot project.

Citing the recent actions against the corrupt officers and employees, he also warned against delay in payment of dues to the contractors without any concrete reason. The CM also directed the Zila Panchachat Adhyaksh to conduct physical verification of the construction works.

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