Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claimed on Wednesday that there was “mistrust” among people against the government before 2014 and that separatism, extremism and terrorism were on the rise. ”Under the guidance and direction of the Prime Minister, with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, the work done by the central government for the interests of the villages, the poor, the farmers, women, the youth without discrimination , has been a massive factor of change in the lives of 135 million compatriots,” said the CM. Addressing a press conference at the BJP state headquarters at the end of the Narendra Modi government’s eight-year tenure, the CM said the situation changed after 2014, when the BJP-led government was came to power. The Modi government’s campaigns such as Make in India, Digital India, Startup India, Stand up India and “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” have proven to be important milestones towards the development of a new India, he said. Speaking on his condition, the Chief Minister said that the exports from Uttar Pradesh fell from 88,000 crore to Rs 1.56,000 crore. He said the efforts of the Modi government towards development, eradication of poverty, self-sufficiency of farmers by doubling their incomes, empowerment of women towards self-sufficiency have changed the face of the country. They are a big step towards India’s self-sufficiency, he said. ”There was mistrust among people against the government before 2014. Separatism, extremism and terrorism were on the rise. Anarchy was at its height. Corruption had become institutional,” Adityanath said, criticizing previous waivers. He said that in May 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, social welfare programs were launched for villagers, the poor, women and all sections of society without any discrimination, changing the life of the inhabitants of the country. He said governments in the past just gave slogans for the eradication of poverty but did nothing on the ground to that end or to provide people with the basic necessities of food, shelter and clothes. The Chief Minister said only a successful farmer can realize the dream of a prosperous India. In the country, 11.78 million farmers benefit from the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. Under the scheme, 2.55 crore farmers have secured benefits of Rs 47,397.48 crore so far in the state. “Nothing has been done to improve the health of the soil that provides us with food,” the CM said. He said 23 crore soil health maps had been made available in the country by the Prime Minister. About 3.76 crores of soil cards have been issued in Uttar Pradesh, the CM said. “In five years, we paid Rs 40,159 crore to farmers by buying wheat, while over the same span, we paid Rs 50,420 crore by buying 280.09 lakh metric tons of paddy from farmers,” said said Adityanath.
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