Will transform Sonbhadra as ‘Sonanchal’: Yogi

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the previous governments discriminated against the people of tribal society and only exploited them, but in the last 6 years, the Tribals and poor are getting the benefits of the government’s schemes without any discrimination.

Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating and laying foundation stone of 217 projects worth Rs 414 crores, Yogi said, “The government is committed to transforming Sonbhadra into a new hub of development hub as Sonanchal. We are going to make this Sonbhadra, which is full of abundant natural resources, a big hub of eco-tourism.”

He said, “With the support of the central government, the foundation stone of Krishi Vigyan Kendra is being laid here in order to give farmers technical information about the agricultural sector and help in doubling their income.”

The CM said that while he was there, he also visited the under-construction Sonbhadra Medical College. “Six years ago, no one would have imagined that a medical college could be built in Sonbhadra. Now the youth of this place will not have to go anywhere for medical studies, and from the next session, admission will also begin here,” he said.

He said that health ATMs should be installed in primary healthcare facilities in remote areas using district mineral funds, and industries should do the same with CSR funds. Highlighting the work done under the Har Ghar Nal Yojana, he said that while drinking water was once only a dream, thanks to this program, every home in the Sonbhadra region will have access to RO water supply soon.

Yogi also gave a target to the administration to set up camps in the next one month and do the work of giving lease of the land under the Forest rights, so that the underprivileged get their rights. Along with this, he also gave directions for sprinkling Chironji seeds in the forests of Sonbhadra by airplane.

He said that India has advanced significantly over the past nine years adding that infrastructure, such as roads and waterways, is being built. “As a result, no one can now dare to violate our laws because they are well aware of the repercussions,” he said.

The CM said, “Housing was once a dream for the poor and Tribals here. Today lakhs of people are being benefited from the PM Awas Yojana and CM Awas Yojana. Apart from this, the government is also providing the benefit of Ayushman Bharat Yojana for treatment. Free ration is being distributed to the poor since the Covid period.”

He said that once Lord Ram had come to this area, the people here honoured him with service. “Those who held power for decades kept Lord Ram under the tent, but in 2024 Lord Ram is going to sit in his grand temple,” he said.

Yogi said that the government does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, or religion. “People of poor and tribal societies have always been exploited by those who do politics of family and caste. For us, 25 crore people of UP are family. All the ongoing development projects here are the result of the hard work and efforts of our people’s representatives,” he said.

He said that the cabinet has taken a decision in the past and has done the work of removing all the restrictions imposed for collecting Mahua and Chironji. “We are going to make this land of ancient sages a center of eco-tourism,” he said.

The CM said that the power supply system has improved in Sonbhadra. “There are still some people who are trying to obstruct the development, I appeal to them to contribute to the development work,” he said.

He also urged the people to send their children to school as educated children will not only be able to take care of the family in the future but will also contribute to the development of the state and the country.

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