Use of technology is important for transparent implementation of schemes: UP CM

Adityanath gave many practical examples and explained the importance of technology for the youth

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the use of technology is important for transparent implementation of plans and in every area of ​​life.

“The use of technology is important today for the transparent implementation of plans and in every area of ​​life. Technology is the most effective mantra to tackle corruption. To make the youth competent and capable as per the times with the use of technology and also to To take them towards self-reliance, the state government is fast moving towards achieving the target of providing smartphones and tablets to two million young people,” he said.

Adityanath was addressing the students at the smartphone and tablet distribution ceremony under the Swami Vivekananda Youth Empowerment Scheme at Deeksha Bhawan of Gorakhpur University this afternoon.

During the ceremony, smartphones were distributed to approximately 1,000 students from universities and colleges. 15 students received smartphones from the chief minister, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement.

Adityanath gave many practical examples and explained the importance of technology for the youth.

“The state’s public distribution system was in the grip of corruption before 2017. In districts like Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Sonbhadra and Chitrakoot, people were dying of hunger,” Adityanath said.

“When I arrived there as an MP, I came to know that the poor were not getting rations. The powerful mafia took the ration in their name and sold it. As soon as the foodgrains came out of the FCI warehouse, they reached outside the state and even to other countries,” he added.

Adityanath said he raided 80,000 ration shops in the state on March 19, 2017, just a week after becoming chief minister, and 30 lakh fake ration cards were discovered.

“After this, all ration shops were connected to the point of sale using technology. The ration card was linked to Aadhaar. The result is that today, Uttar Pradesh’s public distribution system is the best in the country,” he said. .

The Prime Minister said that for a long time, universities and other institutions of higher education had remained merely islands that handed out degrees and diplomas.

To get them out of this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formulated a National Education Policy, he added.

Adityanath said that by joining this policy, it is the responsibility of the institutions to fulfill their role by equipping the students with the knowledge of traditional curriculum and making them self-reliant.

Throwing light on the situation in war-affected countries like Russia, Israel, South Korea and Germany etc., Adityanath said that after the war comes the phase of construction.

Walking a positive path can be seen firsthand in the midst of a war between two countries. He said: “We can see our role in building these countries.”

The Prime Minister said there is a high demand for skilled Indian labor from countries like Israel.

“5,000 people will be sent from UP. Food and shelter will be free there, the compensation will be Rs 1.25 to 1.5 lakh per month. The people going there will earn money and send it to India,” Adityanath said.

“We will have to prepare for the demand for human resources in the countries of the world,” he added.

Adityanath also said that when development work was being done in Ayodhya, the question was raised as to why so much money is being spent.

“After the ordination ceremony of Shri Ram Lalla, there is a huge wave of faith (in terms of number of devotees),” he added.

The Chief Minister further said that it was due to pre-planning, development works and wide roads that lakhs of people could be handled with ease every day.

Similarly, due to wide roads in Gorakhpur, no one is bothered by the crowd at the Khichdi fair of Gorakhnath temple, he added.

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First print: January 28, 2024 | 8:48 PM IST