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We Work With Positive Sentiments: Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Meeting UP CM is also an eye-opener as he came across someone deeply engrossed in implementing the right schemes, focused on attracting investments, creating new jobs and weeding out corruption.

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Uttar Pradesh (UP) is India’s biggest state and has 20 per cent of India's population. India's economy to be a 5 trillion economy has to see UP becoming a one trillion economy. Annurag Batra, Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld met Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and discussed what has been the achievements of the UP Government and what does the future hold for the people of UP.

Meeting UP CM is also an eye-opener as he came across someone deeply engrossed in implementing the right schemes, focused on attracting investments, creating new jobs and weeding out corruption.

Anurag Batra: Tell us the achievements of your govt?

Yogi Adityanath: We in the last 9 months and almost 45 months of our govt have been busy looking after the lives and livelihoods of citizens in UP.

Let me start with education invasion in the state.
- More than one lakh basic schools have been made resourceful under operation `Kayakalp’. Schools and school children have been getting benefits of digital learning. Innovative efforts such as providing smart classes, report cards etc. by URISE (Unified Re-imagined Innovation for Students Empowerment) portal of government have been on.

- The Enrollment of children in schools has increased, the quality of education is improved. Kids are given free Uniforms, bags, sweaters, shoes, and socks

- Government posts were lying vacant, now all appoints are being done, the selection was completed on about 4 lakh government posts. Appointment of more than 1.5 lakh teachers in schools. Posts of all cadres such as police, basic education, secondary education, group-care being filled and merit are the only standard.

- Lives and livelihood have been protected during Covid pandemic and jobs were created on a large scale in the state.

AB: Please give us some examples 
YA: We have revived the industry by reopening closed mills and established new ones. We have made all the payments without any delay. 

- Innovative efforts like ODOP (One District, One Product ) revived local crafts and the central government has also appreciated ODOP. MSME industries are being promoted and supported.

- Loans were disbursed at a large scale. At least 25 lakh additional jobs have been created in the next four to five years.

- Investors summit was successfully organised. UP secured the second rank in the ease of doing business index. We have modified our investment policies and single window system for investors has created. Invest Up was made as a dedicated point of contact for all the investments.  

- Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Gorakhpur linked with each-other via new roads constructed. Ganga Expressway will accelerate the pace of development in Uttar Pradesh. There is a full emphasis on infrastructure, development and focus on making Uttar Pradesh as the most preferred investment destination.  

- We have received consideration for six Defence Expo in Bundelkhand. India will be self-sufficient in defence production soon.

- First Data Centre of Uttar Pradesh is likely to build up in Noida. Film city of Global nature is coming up.  Asia's largest airport to be built in Jewar under Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL). 

- In UP, we have successfully managed the Covid situation. People got direct benefit from DBT-Direct Benefit Transfer.

AB: How do you see the role of media in telling the up govt story?
YA: The role of media is very important. I believe in doing my work. Let us do our work with positive sentiments. The public is aware of the reality of those who spread negativity. “Jaki Rahi Bhavana Jaisi, Prabhu Moorat Dekhi Tin Taisi” (You see things exactly the way you are at heart).”