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Develop Maoist-affected areas as Ambedkar villages: Mayawati
TNN, Jul 13, 2010, 04.38am IST
LUCKNOW: In a new roadmap for the development of Maoist-infested
areas, chief minister Mayawati on Monday directed officials to declare
all villages in such areas as ‘Ambedkar villages’ for accelerated
development, and asked the forest department to issue necessary no
objection certificate (NOC) at the earliest for road construction and
other development work.
This was directed by the CM after a review meeting held in the city.
The meeting was conducted by Cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh
and chief secretary Atul Kumar Gupta.
In this scheme of things, the CM said, top priority should be accorded
to electrification and improvement in health care and drinking water
facilities, besides upgradation of the public distribution system. She
also said landless people should also be allotted Panchayat land on
pattas on a priority basis.
This way, she said, the scheme should be prepared for five districts,
namely Sonebhadra, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Chitrakoot and parts of Karvi
and Banda. The CM said development programme should be formulated on
the basis of demands of local people and added 61,487 cheap houses
should be constructed in the area under the Kashi Ram Shehari Garib
Awas Yojna on a priority basis. Expressing concern over delay in the
execution of scheme already prepared for the region, she said work
should be expedited and officers concerned should be held accountable
for lapses. As for the irregularities in the allotment of land on
patta to those of Scheduled Castes, the CM said deterrent action
should be taken against the officials found guilty on that count and
any such patta should be cancelled immediately. In such a matter, she
said, SDMs would be held directly responsible for any lapses.
She said the sale of land owned by SC/ST should be screened thoroughly
and nobody should be allowed to exploit them. Land useful for
agriculture and housing purposes should be allotted on a priority to
landless people of to SC/ST.
Taking strong exception to the rising incidents of adulteration in
consumable items, she said action should be taken to discourage such a
practice through a sustained drive. She said divisional commissioners
and district magistrates concerned should constantly monitor such
drives in their respective areas and also inform the Secretariate
about the outcome of the drives.
Likewise, the sale of spurious and banned drugs should be monitored
and deterrent action should be taken against those found guilty. As
for the availability of fertiliser and seeds to farmers, she said
special efforts should be made to ensure their supply at block and
village level. There was no dearth of such items and, therefore, any
complaints would be deemed as a lapse on part of the officials
concerned, she added.
She also said identification of beneficiaries under the UP
Mukhyamantri Garib Arthik Madad Yojna should be completed without any
delay. Under the scheme, Rs 300 per month is earmarked to be given to
each beneficiary. This is expected to benefit nearly 30 lakh
beneficiaries in the state.
Prabuddha Bharath Matha Maha Mayawati distributes the State’s wealth equally among all sections of the society. She not only distributed land to the tillers, but also healthy seeds to the farmers. BSP government distributes loans to all the needy upcoming bussiness men. This self-employment will help the unemployment problem. Her administration is excellent and the government employees are doing their work efficiently. She is firm in punishing the corrupt govt.employees.
Maya begins overhaul of party set-up
Lucknow : Upper castes, OBCs to be given key posts; MLAs, MLCs to be
included in local decisions
To ensure the presence of upper caste and OBC leaders in key posts at
the district-level the Bahujan Samaj Party has made several changes in
its organisational structure.
Recently, Chief Minister Mayawati had dissolved all party committees
and asked senior functionaries like zonal coordinators to select
office bearers who can ensure a good show for the party in the coming
The party is now overhauling its district units — and one of the key
changes is to revive the post of the vice-president there.
“The post existed about a year ago. Now, the party leadership has
decided to restore it,” said a BSP leader. The district units will
have four key posts — president, vice-president, treasurer and office
According to the new system, the posts of vice-president or treasurer
can be given to upper castes, Muslims or the OBCs.
“It all depends on the caste profile of the district,” a leader said.
“If the district has a good number of Muslim population, the party’s
vice president can become from the Muslim community.”
If an upper caste member gets the post of vice-president, the
treasurer can be selected from the OBC community. “In case the
treasurer is from the Brahmin community, the post of vice-president
can be given to the OBC community.”
The party, however, will continue its practice of selecting the its
district unit presidents from the SC community. “Members from Pasi,
Dhobi and Dhanuk communities will also become the party president at
the district level,” the leader said.
A decision has also been made to accommodate MLAs and MLCs at the
district level as member of the executive committee. The CM has given
clear instructions to zonal coordinators to constitute district units
with their consent.
“The step is meant to empower MLAs in party affairs at the district
level,” said a legislator. “Earlier, the legislators were not directly
associated with the district units. They were supposed to be
communicated about the party’s decision by the zonal coordinators.”
The party has also started appointing its members as “Zila Prabhari”.
“A Zila Prabhari is virtually a replacement of the Lok Sabha
Prabhari,” the legislator said. He is supposed to assist the district
Party insiders say Mayawati’s chief focus now is organisation. “She
wants to gear up the party’s district-level organisation before
September. Thereafter, she will unfold her next plan for the assembly
elections,” a leader said.