Lucknow. Praising the Yogi government for turning the challenges in the Corona crisis into an opportunity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the way Uttar Pradesh, which has a large population from many countries of the world, dealt with the conditions arising from the corona virus, is exemplary and Other states need to follow this. Inaugurating the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan, Modi said that people should use two yards and face masks till the Corona vaccine is ready to be synonymous with panic for the whole world. This is the way to avoid this deadly virus.
He said that while other states are battling Corona, UP has started such a big plan for its development. In a way, UP is realizing every opportunity made by disaster. The total population of the four developed countries of Spain, Italy, France and Britain is equal to that of Uttar Pradesh, where there is plenty of other necessary resources including modern technology. Despite this, more than one lakh 30 thousand people have died due to corona virus in these four countries whereas in Uttar Pradesh this number is only 600.
Modi said that this was possible only with the efficient leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the alertness of public representatives and officials. Estimating the seriousness of the corona, Yogi not only equipped the hospitals with modern equipment but also ensured the provision of one lakh beds for patients in just two-and-a-half months.
He said that the Yogi government constituted 60 thousand monitoring committees, ensuring public participation to deal with Corona. Arrangements were made for a quarantine center and isolation center. Along with this, arrangements were made to return home to the migrant laborers who were in trouble after losing employment in other states and more than 35 lakh migrant workers could return to their villages by trains.
The Prime Minister said that the Yogi government did the skill mapping of these workers and arranged employment for them, while free ration was made for more than 15 crore poor families. The ministers and officials of the Yogi government are working hard to turn disaster into opportunity, which is an example for the entire country.
He said that if there was another government before 2017, it would have been impossible for him to get rid of this crisis. In such circumstances, hospitals would cry, but the present government has set an example not only for the country but for many countries of the world. Modi said that there has been unprecedented improvement in basic facilities like electricity, water, roads in the state. UP is moving ahead in the construction of new roads and expressways. The biggest thing is that today there is peace in Uttar Pradesh, the rule of law is being established. For years, the Encephalitis epidemic in Purvanchal wreaked havoc. The tragic death of many newborns resulted from this disease.
He said that due to the efforts of the UP government, the number of patients of this disease has reduced, the death rate has also come down by 90 percent. In just three years, more than 30 lakh pucca houses have been built for the poor in UP, whereas during this time, UP has declared itself free from open defecation. In just three years, UP has given government jobs to 3 lakh youth in a transparent manner. Modi said that the important Kushinagar airport has been declared an international airport in terms of Buddhist circuit. This will strengthen air connectivity in Purvanchal and crores of devotees who believe in Mahatma Buddha in the country and abroad will now easily come to Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, many new steps are being taken for our livestock. Two days ago a special infrastructure fund of Rs.15 thousand crores has been created for the livestock and dairy sector. (Talk)