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The ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh today claimed its nation-wide agitation, barring the state, against the price hike of petroleum products evoked a complete response.
The Mayawati-led BSP had already carried out demonstrations in UP against the rise in prices of petrol and diesel on July 6.
According to a BSP release here, the protest was a complete success across the nation, where party activists participated in a large scale at party offices.
The agitators castigated the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre for its weak policies, leading to rise in prices of petroleum products.
The prices of petrol and diesel have been raised for the third time since 2008.
The BSP chided the UPA favouring the capitalists and ignoring the rights of the common men
Bangalore: The BSP workers on Thursday held a protest against the rise in fuel prices and demanded their rollback in front of Town Hall.
Ashok Siddharth, an MLC from Uttar Pradesh in-charge of Karnataka BSP who participated along with State Preesident Marasandra Muniappa, Vice-President N Mahesh, GenSec Gopinath, Treasurer Koramangala Muniappa, Off Sec R Muniappa and large number of BSP workers, said the increase has pushed up prices of essential commodities.
“The Congress Government has reneged on its electoral promises,” he said.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has directed that possession should be given to real patta holders of SC/ST people after removing illegal possession on agriculture and residential land. She has directed all the District Magistrates of the State to ensure effective action in this connection and said that all Divisional Commissioners should also look into the cases related to possession. Any slackness in this regard would be severely dealt with and strict stringent action would be taken against the concerning officers fixing the responsibility, she warned.
The Chief Minister has also directed to take legal action according to the rules against the illegal possessors on the land of SC/ST patta holders. It may be recalled that after coming to power in May, 2007 the Chief Minister had given the directives for the removal of illegal possession through launching drive and making allotment of agriculture and residential land to the eligible SC/ST persons. Following the directives of the Chief Minister during the review meetings, the senior Government officers visited and made inspections. As a result 1054.879 hectare agriculture land was allotted to 5596 SC/ST persons in this financial year and all these allottees were given possession. Similarly, 88.426 hectare residential land was allotted to 8369 beneficiaries till May, 2010. Besides, drive has been launched for removal of illegal possessors on agriculture land, under which 3561 illegal possessors were removed and possession was given to real allottees. FIR was lodged against 74 illegal possessors and 88 persons were arrested and sent to jail.
Similarly, 1370 real patta holders got possession on residential land after the removal of illegal possessors. FIR was lodged in four cases and 11 illegal possessors were sent to jail. Action was taken against the illegal possessors on agriculture land of patta holders of Gram Sabha. An amount of Rs. 19,30,135 was realised from them. Besides, 3798 cases were lodged and imprisonment was given in 561 cases and penalty in 685 cases.
The Chief Minister has directed that the SC/ST people and weaker sections of the society should be benefited by the welfare schemes on priority basis. She has also directed the officers to ensure the social and economic.
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Punitive action will be taken against
guilty if construction works lacked quality
Select beneficiaries of U.P. Mukhyamantri Mahamaya
Garib Arthik Madad Yojna before stipulated time
Press 1000 new ambulances into service for the people
Farmers should get fertilisers, seeds
and pesticides easily duringKharif season
Lucknow: 16 July 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati, while directing the
officers to accelerate the pace of development, said that punitive action
would be taken against guilty if construction works lacked quality. She
directed the officers to complete the ongoing development works on
priority basis, so that the people could get their benefit. She said that
selection of the beneficiaries of the U.P. Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib
Arthik Madad Yojna should be completed before stipulated time.
The Chief Minister gave these directions when the Cabinet Secretary
Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta,
Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Netram and Principal Secretary
Information Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey, apprised her of the outcome of
the review meeting held at Yojna Bhawan here today to review the
progress of the departmental Principal Secretaries/Secretaries.
Ms. Mayawati said that the benefits of the various development and
welfare programmes run by the Government should be made available to
the poor people of the State on priority basis. She said that those
developmental schemes, for which the funds had been released, should
be completed in a qualitative and time bound manner. She asked the
senior officers to go to field to ensure that the developmental
schemes/programmes were being implemented effectively. They should
also conduct spot verification, she added.
To encourage pisciculture in the State, the Chief Minister directed
the officers to distributepattas among the eligible beneficiaries, besides
ensuring marketing of their produce, so that the beneficiaries got
adequate price of it. She directed the officers to ensure that the farmers
did not face any difficulty in getting fertilisers, seeds and pesticides.
Directing the officers to ensure easy availability of crop loans to the
farmers, she said that efforts should be made to double the income of the
farmers. She directed the officers to ensure effective implementation of
crop insurance scheme, so that the farmers were benefited by it. She
said that the soil test of the fields of all the farmers should be carried out.
Emphasising the need to improve the marketing of the fruits and
vegetables, the Chief Minister said that decisions for setting up of food
processing units should be taken immediately. She directed the officers
to focus on the increase of milk production. She said that the functioning
of PCDF should be improved immediately to strengthen its marketing.
Directing the officers to encourage sports in the rural areas, she said that
sports competitions should be organised there especially in the areas
affected by naxalism. Besides, she also directed the officers to ensure
better upkeep of the stadia. The sports persons should also be provided
better sports equipment and nutritious diet, she added.
Directing for the proper use of information technology for making
Government functioning much better, the Chief Minister said that all
departments and Government organisations should ensure that their
respective websites should be updated in regular manner.
The Chief Minister directed that the Irrigation Department
should find out the reasons for not increasing the required irrigation
capacity and making improvement in water distribution system. She also
directed that non-functional units of irrigation department should be
engaged for water distribution system. She said that canals should be run
according to roster, besides increasing irrigation capacity. She directed
that flood control action plan should be implemented effectively and
sensitive embankments should be identified to ensure their special
monitoring. She also directed that relief and rescue works should be
taken with full preparations in flood affected areas.
The Chief Minister while directing to make the health services
much better, said that people should get medical services in an easy and
convenient manner. She directed that one thousand new ambulances
should be engaged in the service of the people soon. She directed that all
necessary medicines should remain available in Government Hospitals
and special attention should be paid on cleanliness. She said that during
the laying of sewer lines attention should be paid over the fact that
people could not face any difficulty in their movement.
The Chief Minister said that there should not be lack of funds
in special component plan and to ensure it, all necessary action should be
taken. She warned that any irregularity or slackness in distribution of
scholarships would not be tolerated. Stringent action should be taken
after lodging FIR against the persons responsible for irregularities. She
also directed that recruitment of teachers for new primary and junior high
schools should be made immediately. She directed that tree plantation
programme should be run as a campaign and special attention should be
given on the protection of planted saplings.
CM announces Rs. two lakh for Arjun Bajpai,
youngest mountaineer of State
Lucknow: July 15, 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has
announced Rs. two lakh as encouragement for Mr. Arjun
Bajpai, the youngest mountaineer, who brought laurels
for the State.
It may be recalled that Mr. Arjun Bajpai resident of
Noida, district Ghaziabad conquered Mount Everest
successfully on May 22, 2010. Mr. Bajpai brought laurels
for Uttar Pradesh, the youngest mountaineer to scale
According to the directives of the Chief Minister, an
amount of Rs. two lakh has been sanctioned by the
Government for Mr. Arjun Bajpai.
C.M. directs officers to make all necessary arrangements immediately to deal with floods Make all necessary arrangements to carry out relief works on war footing during floods
Provide food grains and kerosene at cheaper rates to flood affected families Directives issued to set up flood control room and flood pickets
Lucknow: 14 July 2010
Keeping an eye on the impending floods, the Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to make all necessary
arrangements to deal with the situation. She warned that any laxity in it
would draw severe punishment. She said that in case of floods, rescue and
relief works should be carried out on war footing and those enveloped by
floods should be taken to safer places and provided necessary food articles
and medical facilities. She directed the officers to make flood control rooms
more effective and identify most sensitive embankments. She said that all
the officers should perform their duties and responsibilities well during
floods, so that the affected people did not face any difficulty.
The C.M. was reviewing the preparations to deal with impending floods
at a high level meeting held at her official residence here today. She directed
senior officers to make all necessary arrangements to check the destruction
caused by floods. She said that regular meetings of district level steering
group should be organised to run flood control works smoothly. Preparations
of all the departments should be reviewed here. She directed the officers to
make timely arrangement of adequate number of boats in the flood affected
Ms. Mayawati said that during the floods the water sources got
contaminated and danger of the outbreak of water related diseases
increased. She said that to counter this situation presence of the doctors at
the hospitals should be maintained and availability of medicines in the
hospitals should also be ensured. She also directed them to maintain
availability of fodder and vaccines for the cattle. She said that the Food and
Civil Supplies Department should make necessary arrangements beforehand
to ensure availability of food articles in the flood affected areas. She said
that adequate quantity of wheat, rice and kerosene should be maintained in
the flood affected areas through special allocation.
To ensure proper monitoring of the flood control, the C.M. directed the
officers to set up a Central flood control room, besides establishing district
level flood control rooms and flood pickets. She said that proper
communication arrangements should be made in these control rooms, so
that people could be informed about flood situation in a timely manner.
Keeping in view possible problems caused by floods, she directed the officers
to alert the concerning officers/employees of the Irrigation Department, so
that they can take quick action. She said that any laxity in flood control
works would not be tolerated. Directing the officers to identify most sensitive
embankments, she said that regional officers should be posted there to keep
constant vigil on them and also to protect them.
Ms. Mayawati said that most of the rivers flowing in the State originate
from Nepal and Uttarakhand. Massive human and property loss occurred
owing to sudden release of water from Nepal and Uttarakhand during rainy
season. She directed that continuous coordination with Nepal and
Uttarakhand should be established for it. She also directed that Nodal
officers should be nominated in connection of inter-state flood problems. She
said that the water of rivers situated at the borders of the States and
crossing from Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh also
enters in the State. Owing to which, flood situation became worsened and
massive human and property loss occurred. She directed that necessary
arrangements should be ensured by the irrigation department to solve the
problems of floods due to the water coming from these states.
In the meeting, the C.M. was informed that keeping in view the
apprehensions of floods, flood control rooms have been established in 32
districts of the State. Necessary preventive arrangements have also been
made. The presence of doctors and availability of medicines in hospitals is
being ensured by health department. Under the arrangement, all necessary
medicines are being made available at health centres, especially in the
districts of Purvanchal, so that flood affected people could go for their
treatment at the nearest health centre. Arrangements have also been made
for getting the cooperation of I.M.A. doctors and voluntary organisations.
It was also told in the meeting that arrangements have been made to
provide food grains, kerosene and essential commodities to flood affected
families in the districts in case of floods. Special allotment of 2.66 lakh mt.
ton. additional rice has been made for flood affected areas, which would be
available to the people at the rate of Rs. 12.35 per Kg. If any di strict needed
more rice, then same would be supplied after making revision in the
allotment. Besides, 1.77 lakh mt.ton. special wheat allotment has been
made for flood affected districts at the rate of Rs. 8.95 per Kg. as consumer
price. Special allotment of 744 Kilo litre has been made for flood affected
In this meeting, Additional Cabinet Secretary Mr. Netram, Principal
Secretary to C.M. Mr. Durga Shankar Mishra, Principal Secretary Revenue
Mr. K.K. Sinha, Principal Secretary Irrigation Mr. K.S. Atoriya, Medical &
Health Secretary Mr. P.K. Sarangi, Home Secretary Mr. Deepak Kumar and
senior officers of concerning departments were present.
C.M. directs officers to tighten up loose wires to check electric shock incidents Launch drive to remove shortcomings of power supply
Make people aware to check power related incidents
Lucknow: 13 July 2010
Taking serious view of the incidents of electric shock/electrocution
being caused by loose wires hanging over the roads and drains etc., the
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to ensure
that the low tension (LT) and high tension (HT) wires were tightened up and
their netting was also done as per the parameters. She warned that if her
directives were not adhered to then action would be taken against the erring
officers. She directed the officers to provide immediate compensation to the
family members of the persons died of electric shock/electrocution.
Taking cognisance of the electrocution incidents in certain districts of
the State, the Chief Minister held a high level meeting to review the progress
of Power Department here today. She directed the officers to replace old LT
and HT wire lines and also tighten up the loose wires. She further directed
them to ensure that the height of the lines was also maintained on priority
basis, so that the loss of people’s life could be checked. She asked them to
inspect the HT, MT and LT lines passing through the power sub stations,
main highways and also over the roads of urban/rural areas from time to
time and remove all the faults.
The C.M. directed the officers of the UPPCL and distribution companies
to launch a drive to remove all these faults. She directed that all the old
wires crossing over the roads should be replaced, loose wires should be
tightened up and their height should be further elevated, faulty/twisted polls
should be replaced and the concerning executive engineer should submit a
certificate in this regard within next 15 days. Besides, the C.M. directed to
ensure that the power supply remained smooth during the rainy season and
the local level faults were repaired immediately. Whenever the consumer
arrived at the power sub centres for complaint, the same should be
registered/solved immediately, she added.
The Chief Minister has also asked all the officers to stay at their place
of posting and Chief Engineer should monitor the situation. She said that the
PWD had been constructing roads and since the height of the roads
increased with every construction, the gap between overhead wires and
roads narrowed down sometimes causing serious accidents. She said that
keeping this in view, the old road should be scrapped and new road should
be constructed. Besides, the executive engineer of the Power Department
should be informed about the construction of the road compulsorily.
The Chief Minister directed the officers of the Directorate of Electricity
Safety to launch a drive to inspect the high tension lines and remove all the
faults at the earliest. She said that strict action should be taken against the
guilty officers/employees who had not replaced faulty wires/pillars despite
complaints as it had been causing accidents.
The C.M. said that extensive awareness drive should be launched to
make people aware about the power related mishaps. She said that the
wires crossing over the road should be guarded at all places. She cautioned
to ensure that the houses should not be constructed under HT lines, vehicles
should not be parked under the wire lines and hand-pumps should not be
installed under the same. Besides, no work should be carried out near high
tension lines and other power lines. All development authorities, Housing
Board and Nagar Nigams should be directed about it, she said.
The Chief Minister also directed the officers to immediately remove
7000 faults, which came to light during the drive launched to check old lines,
bended pillars and loose hanging wire lines. She also took serious view of
the electric shock/electrocution accidents that took place in Saharanpur and
Mirzapur and asked the senior officers to take strict action against the guilty.
She further directed them to provide immediate compensation to the family
members of the electrocution victims. She said that all the orders given at
the meeting should be complied within next 15 days and if any laxity in their
implementation was discovered then severe action should be taken against
the guilty officers.
CM takes serious view of Allahabad incident
CM directs Principal Secretary Home and DGP to visit Allahabad and investigate the case thoroughly
CM directs to provide medical facilities to all injured persons
Lucknow: 12 July 2010
Taking serious view of the manhandling of institutional
finance, stamp and court fee minister Mr. Nand Gopal Gupta
‘Nandi’ and injury to some other persons, the Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Ms. Mayawati called meeting of the senior officers of the
State immediately to inquire about the incident and directed
Principal Secretary Home and DGP and to go to Allahabad and
investigate the same. She directed both the officers to
investigate the incident thoroughly and ensure severe
punishment for the guilty. She has wished speedy recovery for
the injured persons.
Criticising the incident severely, Ms. Mayawati said that the
guilty would be punished at all costs. She also directed senior
leaders of her party Mr. Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Mr. Swami
Prasad Maurya to go to Allahabad and ensure that all the injured
persons got all possible medical facilities.
Declare all villages under naxal affected areas as Ambedkar Villages and ensure their rapid development
SDM will be held directly responsible for illegal possession on land belonging to SC/ST
Ensure distribution of agricultural/residential land among eligible SC/ST people immediately
DMs should keep an eye on the sale of land belonging to SC/ST
Launch extensive drive against food adulterators
Sale of spurious drugs intolerable, send culprits to jail
Ensure timely availability of fertilisers and seeds for farmers
Lucknow: 12 July 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati directed the officers to
provide facilities like health, education, roads, power, drinking water,
distribution of pattas, ration etc. on priority basis in the areas affected by
naxalism. She said that the demands of the people residing in these areas
should be considered and action should be taken in this regard at the earliest.
Directing the officers to allocate houses ready under the Manyawar Shri
Kanshiramji Shahri Garib Awas Yojna on priority basis, she further asked them
to start work on the construction of 91,487 houses this year at the earliest.
The Chief Minister gave these directions after getting the feedback of the
meeting between senior officers of the Government and Divisional
Commissioners held at Yojna Bhawan today. The Cabinet Secretary Mr.
Shashank Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta, Additional
Cabinet Secretary Mr. Netram, Principal Secretary Information Mr. Vijay
Shankar Pandey and Principal Secretary Home Kunwar Fateh Bahadur, other
senior officers reviewed the progress of works set under priority by the C.M.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to improve the law and order of
the Chandauli, Sonbhadra and Mirzapur districts and also accelerate the pace of
development. She directed them to declare the remaining villages of the naxal
affected areas as Ambedkar villages and saturate them with all development
works. She said that work on all the sanctioned schemes of these areas should
be started at the earliest. She said that efforts should be made to get NOC
within a week for the schemes pending for clearance (NOC) from Forest
Department or Government of India.
The C.M. said that if the lands of SC/ST were grabbed illegally, then the
SDMs would be held responsible for it. Besides, she also directed the officers to
distribute housing and agricultural land among the eligible persons belonging to
SC/ST and beneficiaries of other categories. She asked the officers to remove
the illegal possession on the agricultural/housing land allotted to the
beneficiaries immediately and register cases under appropriate sections if
somebody tries to encroach it again. She directed the officers to send team to
some districts separately to check that the FIRs were being lodged against the
land grabbers. She asked the DMs to keep an eye on the sale of land belonging
to SC/ST. She further directed to set up a committee to improve the
The C.M. directed the officers to launch extensive drive against the food
adulterators and punish them as well. She said that the sale of spurious and
prohibited drugs would not be tolerated at any cost and those indulging in these
activities will be send to jail.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that the list prepared
under the U.P. Mukhyamantri Mahamaya Garib Arthik Madad Yojna was
published at the earliest. She said that explanation of the DMs should be called
from the districts where the list was not prepared. She said that under this
scheme poor people would be provided Rs. 300 assistance every month. About
30 lakh poor people would be benefited under this scheme and any laxity in its
implementation would not be tolerated. Directing the officers to ensure
effective redress of the grievances of the people received during Tehsil diwas,
she said that if any complaint was received in this regard, then strict action
would be initiated against the guilty.
The Chief Minister asked the officers to ensure effective implementation
of the development schemes of the backward classes, minority welfare,
handicapped welfare, women and child development. She directed the officers
to ensure timely distribution of pre-10th scholarships. She said that the
applications received under the Rashtriya Pariwarik Labh Yojna should be
disposed of at the earliest and the eligible beneficiary should be provided
benefit of all types of pension schemes after the verification work is completed.
She directed the officers to ensure that the ration shops functioned in a large
number, so that the people faced no difficulty.
The C.M. directed that the construction of bridges and link roads being
constructed at prominent places should be completed within the stipulated time
frame, so that the people could be provided better transport facility. Besides,
she also asked the officers to ensure that reservation facility was strictly
implemented in the Government contracts. She directed the officers to ensure
expansion of the facilities of the Health Department all over the State and
launch special drive from August 01 to ensure various types of immunisation.
Besides, the facility of X-ray, pathology etc. should be available at the
Government hospitals round the clock.
Keeping an eye on thekharif sowing, the C.M. asked the officers to
ensure that the availability of fertilisers and seeds was maintained in a timely
manner and the farmers faced no difficulty. She asked the officers to provide
timely information of the movement of the fertiliser racks to the DMs and
Divisional Commissioners. She said that district wise plantation target should be
ensured by launching a drive as the rainy season was on. Besides, special drive
should be launched for plantation in the districts belonging to Bundelkhand and
Lucknow: 11 July 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has
expressed profound grief over the death of Mr. Priyabrat
Narayan Singh, father of Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, who
works as a journalist with the“Hindustan Times”, news
paper (Lucknow edition).
In a condolence message, the Chief Minister has
conveyed deep sympathies and heartfelt condolences to
the family members of the deceased and prayed for
peace to the departed soul.
It may be recalled that Mr. Priyabrat Narayan
Singh, a retired professor of English from Magadh
University, Bihar passed away yesterday at S.G.P.G.I.
after prolonged illness. He was 72.
Participation of banks in schemes implemented for all round development of State very important
Owing to indifference of banks credit-deposit ratio of State considerably lower than national average
Lucknow: 06 July 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati requested
the Union Finance Minister to direct the banks to increase the
credit-deposit ratio (CDR) of the State. She said that the banks,
functioning in the State, had been investing the savings of the
State in the development of other states, while as per the
parameters set by the Reserve Bank of India the same should
be utilised for the development of the State. She said that the
banks should prepare an ambitious plan to accelerate the
disbursal of advances, so that the CDR comes at par with the
The Medical and Health Minister Mr. Anant Kumar Mishra
read out the written statement of the Chief Minister Ms.
Mayawati at a meeting of Chief Ministers and C.E.O.s of banks
and financial institutions of the North Zone at Chandigarh
today. The meeting was headed by the Union Finance Minister.
It may be recalled that owing to her pre scheduled
appointments, the C.M. could not participate in the meeting.
The C.M. said that owing to the indifference of the banks,
the CDR of the State was much below the national average for
past several decades, while the same for other states like
Chandigarh stood at 141 per cent, Tamil Nadu 112 per cent,
Andhra Pradesh 105 per cent and Maharashtra 83 per cent. For
the neighbouring state of M.P., the CDR stood at 59 per cent,
Rajasthan 85 per cent, Punjab 65 per cent and Haryana 63 per
cent. She said that even though the agriculture and industry
sector of Uttar Pradesh offered wide possibilities of consumption
of loan, yet low CDR by banks was a cause of concern. She
requested that this problem should be solved on priority basis.
Ms. Mayawati said that the participation of banks in the
ongoing developmental schemes of the State had become very
important at present. She said that the poor people of the rural
areas should be provided loans liberally to ensure their rapid
uplift and also their all round development.
The Chief Minister said that the NABARD prepared loan
schemes for all the districts of the State on the basis of
Potential Link Plan every year. A loan target of Rs. 45,250 crore
had been set up for the top priority areas of the State under the
annual loan scheme for the last financial year. The RBI had
allocated a loan distribution target of 18 per cent for the
agriculture sector in the areas of priority. In the light of the
directives of the RBI, loans worth Rs. 29,055 crore were
distributed against a loan target of Rs. 29,548 crore for the
agriculture sector. She said that the State Government had
made more budgetary arrangements for providing fertilisers,
hybrid seeds and irrigation facilities to the farmers to ensure
their economic development.
Ms. Mayawati said that the State Government had taken
the initiative to double the income of the farmers. Under the
crop loan programme, mega camps were organised at
development block/Tehsil level for distributing Kisan Credit
Card/crop loan. She said that 27.58 lakh kisan credit card were
distributed against the target of 29.65 lakh in the last financial
year. This data had made it clear that banks were not taking
effective action in this direction. She requested that Finance
Ministry should issue the directives to banks for distributing
kisan credit cards according to the fixed target.
Referring to micro/small and medium enterprises, the
Chief Minister said that under the scheme of SMI, banks had
increased the credit flow in this sector in last five years, but
more efforts were needed in this direction. Drawing the
attention of Finance Ministry towards the rehabilitation of sick
units, she said that banks should also take initiative for the
rehabilitation of service sector enterprises, besides small
industries. She said that the institutions of providing financial
help had an important role in the rehabilitation of sick units.
Unfortunately, the financial institutions instead of taking
interest in the rehabilitation of sick units, pay more attention in
realising their dues.
Ms. Mayawati said that the State Government was doing
its best efforts for the weaker sections of the society. She said
that the State Government had made 20 per cent advance
available against the 10 per cent advance criterion of financial
help fixed by RBI for these weaker sections. Giving the
information regarding financial help for the uplift of minority
community, she said that effective arrangement should be
made for providing the availability of advance to minority
community. She said that the State Government had taken the
action of providing advance of Rs. 7270 crore to the 7.87 lakh
beneficiaries of minorities in 21 minority dominated districts.
She said that the Union Finance Ministry should put pressure on
banks for making more advance available to the beneficiaries of
minorities, so that the required change could come in the living
of minority community.
The Chief Minister while making request for providing
banking facilities available in 14625 villages of the State having
the population of more than 2000 by March 2011, said that
opening of banking outlets were most necessary in these
villages for financial inclusive in all the regions of the State. She
said that subsidy and payment facility smart card based on EBT
technique was being considered in centrally sponsored
schemes. The compensation for the expenditure of banks in this
process would also be considered, she said adding that the
State Government was running several schemes for the uplift
and welfare of poor and weaker sections of the society through
the limited resources of the State, besides the Central
Government. The role of banks was very important in running
these schemes, she added.
The Chief Minister said that banks should cooperate in the
implementation of Uttar Pradesh Mukhyamantri Mahamaya
Garib Arthik Madad Yojna, Savitri Bai Phule Balika Siksha Madad
Yojna and Mahamaya Garib Balika Ashirwad Yojna being run by
the State Government. She said that the development of the
country is not possible without the development of the Uttar
Pradesh. She appealed to banks for providing their cooperation
in the development of the State in view of their important role.