Everyone knew that Uttar Pradesh was in for a major makeover when Akhilesh Yadav came to power in 2012, as the youngest Chief Minister of the state. Right from the beginning, he had a vision for an overall development of the state. He worked towards them with diligence and achieved holistic growth in every sector.
Akhilesh Yadav had envisioned a state where everyone would prosper. We are moving towards it, one step at a time. Let us see, current UPCM’s top five visions and how he managed to make them a reality by breaking prejudices and stereotypes.
Improving the Law and Order in Uttar Pradesh
In an attempt to reach out to every citizen UP police are ready with ‘UP-100’- World’s Biggest Modern Police Emergency Response System. With a steadfast focus on development in UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the service for social welfare and security across all rural and urban areas of the state on 19th November.
In the past five years, Uttar Pradesh police has been equipped with modern equipment to make it stronger and more prompt. The Akhilesh government has now gone the extra mile and set up Police Emergency Response System which will reduce the response time of the police, radically across all 75 districts.
Redefine Transportation in Uttar Pradesh
With a will to change the transportation system in the state, for generations to come, Akhilesh Yadav flagged off the trial run of Lucknow Metro on 1st December. Even before it has been opened for public, Lucknow Metro has won multiple laurels and awards. The North-South corridor is ready to be one of the most efficient and sustainable metro system in the country, till date.
Work is in progress on Noida, Kanpur, and Ghaziabad Metros simultaneously. This marks Uttar Pradesh as the only state with four metro projects running parallelly.
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 and also country’s longest Green Field Expressway connecting 5 million people. Completed and launched for public use in record time, it connects the two most important cities of the state giving a boost to economy, tourism, employment, and connectivity.
Apart from this Samajwadi Purvanchal Expressway connecting Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow, and Lucknow-Azamgarh-Baliya Samajwadi Highway are also being constructed in full swing.
Youth Employment Opportunities
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, thanks to UP’s Youth Icon.
An IT City, in corporation with HCL has also been established in Lucknow with the first batch in progress. This aims at providing 75,000 jobs to the youth of the state and almost 50% of these opportunities will be reserved for women. Under Akhilesh Government, ‘Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission’ has been awarded by the Government of India as the best state in this sector.
Tourism Boost To Put UP on a Global Map
“Providing best facilities to tourists, one of the priorities of the state government,” says Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh who has achieved his vision. His efforts have shown results by making UP the third most visited state in the country and by winning a special mention in Lonely Planet. The culture of the state has its roots in the Hindi and Urdu literature, music, fine arts, traditions, drama, history, and cinema. UP is spotted with several beautiful historical monuments and multiple heritage sites, which Akhilesh Government has restored. It is home to the finest food of the country and a confluence of religions and this is now showcased across borders.
Akhilesh Yadav-led state government has restored the allure by introducing multiple schemes in the last few years. These include the Heritage Arc, multiple tourist guest houses, a devoted Tourist Complex in Saifai, eco-tourism, improving the transportation in the state, and digitizing the experience.
From improving the economic condition of the state to providing exceptional healthcare to the residents, he has left no sphere untouched. Akhilesh Yadav’s vision for the betterment of Uttar Pradesh has resulted in the well-being of the people and the society, on the whole.
A lot has been done; yet, a lot is left to be achieved. Social Samajwadi would like to applaud Akhilesh Yadav for all this and more!