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We made the prison a reform home, not a centre of fun for criminals: UP CM

Speaking at the event, the CM said, “Our message to the mafia is very clear. If the mafia will make the life of the poor, farmer, trader hell, then our government will not let this happen in any case”.

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Sant Kabir Nagar: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, said that now the jails of Uttar Pradesh are no more the centres of fun for the criminals, rather they are reform homes for prisoners.

He said this while inaugurating and laying the foundation stone of 122 development projects costing a total of Rs 245 crore here. It also included the building of district prison to be built at a cost of Rs 126 crore in Sant Kabir Nagar district on Sunday.

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“We have converted the jails of the state into reform homes where the criminals are being given an opportunity to reform themselves. The jails of UP are no more been the places of fun for the criminals. There was a time when the power used to be a slave of mafias, today the bulldozer of our government runs on their houses ”.

Speaking at the event, the CM said, “Our message to the mafia is very clear. If the mafia will make the life of the poor, farmer, trader hell, then our government will not let this happen in any case”.

Expressing satisfaction over the newly constructed district jail in Sant Kabir Nagar, the Chief Minister said that now the prisoners will not have to be sent to Basti district and this prison would become a model prison in the form of a reform home.

Launching a scathing attack on the opposition, the Chief Minister said that under the previous governments, dynasticism, nepotism, appeasement, dacoity, hooliganism and riots had become the identity of the state. “The jobs of the youth were auctioned and the morsels of the poor were robbed. Jobs were earlier mortgaged. If anyone tries to auction the job today, we will get their house auctioned,” he added.

CM Yogi further said that the government has given over 4.5 lakh government jobs to the youth on the basis of their merit, with complete transparency. He informed that around 90,000 more government jobs are coming up in UP.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reiterated that youths, preparing for various competitions, will get a ‘competitive examination allowance’ in the state. Also, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to distribute tablets along with digital access to the youth of the state.

The CM said that the emphasis of his government is to ensure the safety, dignity and self-reliance of women in Uttar Pradesh. The recruitment of 30,000 women policemen is an important step in this direction. In the interest of women, the government is continuously taking forward several schemes like Mission Shakti, Kanya Sumangala and destitute women pension.

CM Yogi Adityanath also presented tailoring toolkits to five women under Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana at the function. Referring to this in his address, he said that this toolkit can become a self-employment platform for women following the mantra of Vocal for Local as per the intention of PM Narendra Modi.

The CM said, “Once Khalilabad in this district used to be a big centre of looms and handlooms. In such a situation, why can’t it become a hub of readymade garments? If we link women with the market by giving them modern sewing machines, then every house will start making readymade garments. In such a situation, we can even overtake Bangladesh and Vietnam in terms of production of readymade garments.”

The Chief Minister also prominently mentioned the utensils industry of Bakhira in Sant Kabir Nagar district. “It was forgotten under the previous governments but we are working towards making Bakhira’s utensils industry-recognized on the global stage. It will become a major source of employment for the youth and women at the local level,” he said.

The Chief Minister once again said that a medical college would be established in Sant Kabir Nagar on the PPP model.

Expressing concern over the flood situation in Sant Kabir Nagar, the CM said that the government is providing relief kits in sufficient quantities to every victim. Adequate availability of anti-snake venom and the anti-rabies vaccine has been ensured in the flood-affected areas. He appealed to the public representatives to ensure that relief material reaches every flood victim.

The CM said that now Sant Kabir Nagar will not lag behind any district on the scale of development. He said that this land of Baba Tameshwarnath and great Sufi saint Sant Kabir was in the hope of development. Political announcements were made for development but they were never implemented. But in the last four and a half years there has been a change.

“Today, this program involving development projects worth Rs 245 crore shows that this district will now touch new paradigms of development. Development is the need of the people and only this will pave the way for the welfare of every person,” he added.

During the function, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also distributed honorarium acceptance letters to the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojna, beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Samuhik Vivah Yojana and Shaadi Anudan Yojana and caretakers of self-help groups who manage the cleanliness of community toilets.

He also provided appointment letters to the dependents of government employees who died of COVID 19. On this occasion, CM also handed over the keys to the beneficiaries of the Submission of Agriculture Mechanization Scheme.

State Minister of Prison Jaikumar Singh ‘Jackie’, Minister of Horticulture and Agriculture Marketing Shri Ram Chauhan, Stamp Registration Minister Ravindra Jaiswal, MP Praveen Nishad, MLA Rakesh Singh Baghel, Digvijay Narayan Choubey, Dayaram Chaudhary etc were also present at the function. The vote of thanks was given by Additional Chief Secretary Home Awanish Awasthi.

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