Akhilesh Yadav was elected as the UPCM in 2012 and marked a great change in the history of politics. He was the youngest chief minister of the most populous state of the country. Akhilesh Government was soon in the news for their development projects and initiatives which were taking Uttar Pradesh to new heights. From enhancing economic conditions to providing exceptional health care to phenomenal educational reforms, the state was witnessing it all! Let’s take a look at the new, innovative, and cutting edge projects completed by this Young Samajwadi; leaving no sphere untouched!

Metros in UP

Till a few years back, Metro in UP would have been considered to be a far-fetched dream. But Akhilesh Yadav has made it a reality! He has not only ensured that Lucknow Metro is up and running in just 4 years but also made Uttar Pradesh the only state with the ongoing maximum number of metro projects simultaneously.

 

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Akhilesh Yadav for Youth Employment

Akhilesh Yadav, the young chief minister of Uttar Pradesh has dedicated the budget 2016 to the youth. This is also reflected in his new schemes and policies. From launching Sewa Yojan, an online portal to find employment in the state, to tripling the scholarship amount, a great deal is done and more is underway. It will be interesting to note that more than 4,000 different bank branches have been opened in the state since 2012. An IT City, in corporation with HCL has also been established in Lucknow with the first batch in progress.

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Connecting the State with world class Road Networks

Infrastructure has been a focus point of Akhilesh Yadav and he has done great work in connecting cities, towns, and villages. Lucknow-Agra Expressway is one of the most important road networks of the state. Apart from this Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway connecting Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow, and Lucknow-Azamgarh-Baliya Samajwadi Highway are also being constructed.

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Rural Development

The Uttar Pradesh Government under Akhilesh Yadav is running multiple schemes for Rural Development to boost the economic growth, infrastructural development, and human development index. The HDI in the last few years, under Samajwadi Party, has gone up and it is a clear indication of people’s welfare, thanks to the thoughtfulness of UP Chief Minister. From Samajwadi Pension Scheme to Free Irrigation, these schemes have changed the lives of countless people.

A farmer using water from the newly dug deep well in his field for agriculture. Parth Sanyal

 

Tourism Boost Under Akhilesh Yadav

 “Providing best facilities to tourists, one of the priorities of the state government,” says Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The culture of Uttar Pradesh has its roots in the Hindi and Urdu literature, music, fine arts, traditions, drama, history, and cinema. The state is spotted with several beautiful historical monuments and multiple heritage sites. It is home to the finest food of the country and a confluence of religions. Since ancient and medieval times, it has given shelter to powerful empires and is one of the favourite tourist destinations in India. Akhilesh Yadav-led state government has restored the state’s allure by introducing multiple schemes in the last few years. His efforts have shown results by making Uttar Pradesh the third most visited state in the country and by winning a special mention in Lonely Planet.

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Gomti River Front Development

An initiative which ensures the residents of the state to enjoy cleaner and greener riverbank of Gomti. This project is underway by Akhilesh Government and spans across 12 km from Pukka Pull up to the Shaheed Path in Lucknow. Akhilesh Yadav has made the irrigation department the nodal agency for this three-phased project. There will be extensive cleaning of the riverbed and water flow will be regulated through river channelization. Beautification of the surroundings will be done by making walking plazas, cycling tracks, 2.5-metre wide jogging tracks, children play area, tonga track, etc.

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#ElectrifyingUP Since 2012

Akhilesh Yadav became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2012 and ever since has been relentlessly working on power development of the state. As a result, after just four and a half years the state can boast of multiple solar initiatives and power projects which are both effective and sustainable. Very recently he inaugurated the new state of the art power monitoring centre to ensure that every area of the state is electrified.

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Akhilesh Yadav has also ensured:

 

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Clean UP, Green UP

 Along with the overall development of the state, Akhilesh Yadav has made environmental sustainability his priority. For environment conservation, UPCM introduced cycle tracks in multiple cities and distributed e-rickshaws; this has not only reduced the pollution levels in the state but at the same time provided employment to many. On the other hand, he has banned plastic bags to ensure the sustainable environment for our future generations.

This is due to hard work of Akhilesh Government that the forest cover of the state has constantly grown since 2012. As per Forest Survey of India’s report, in 2015 the forest-cover of UP increased by 112 kilometres. At the same time, green cover of the state increased by 261 kilometres. He also made a place for the state in Guiness Book Of World Records after planting more than 5 crore plants in a single day.

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Infrastructure Boost in Uttar Pradesh

 For Akhilesh Yadav, the development of Uttar Pradesh is of foremost importance. Hence, he has worked for an overall development of the state. From setting up an infrastructural base for the state to inviting investors to Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Minister has worked tirelessly to boost the infrastructure development of the state. State-of-the-art road, fly overs, infrastructure service, excellent medical facilities, and educational sectors have seen a complete makeover since 2012 under Samajwadi Party. ASSOCHAM has also declared that due to phenomenal infrastructure and schemes, Uttar Pradesh will soon achieve double-digit development.

 

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Educational Reforms, courtesy Akhilesh Yadav

Since 2012, there have been various initiatives and schemes launched to ensure that everyone can receive the best of the education without any discrimination. From improving ‘Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan’ to uplifting minorities and handicapped, Akhilesh Government has come up with novel plans which have been executed beautifully. To improve the education ratio, UPCM launched Kanya Vidya Dhan and Hamari Beti Uska Kal for girls. And on the other hand to make the best facilities available for the children of the state, he distributed free laptops to meritorious students. Multiple new engineering and medical colleges have been launched along with increasing polytechnic and medical seats in the state.

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And this is just the tip of the iceberg. All this and more will be covered during the Samajwadi Vikas Rath Yatra which will start on the 3rd of November covering the length and breadth of the state.