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Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Governor Ram Naik administered the oath on March 19, 2017. Mr. Yogi inducted a 44-member Council of Ministers. He kept Kehav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma as his two Deputy Chief Ministers.

March 2017

  • He asked his ministers not to give up the laal batti (red beacons on their cars) but asked them to give up the hooters and sirens citing them to be making noise pollution and have become a public nuisance in the country.
  • On March 22, he inspecting the annexe building and sections of his office which houses several top administrative offices, a first ever CM to do so. He banned the use of polythene in all government buildings. He also banned the sale of tobacco product within 500 metres of educational institutions and hospitals across the state. He instructed his departments to prepare a presentation on the progress of the work in their departments on a daily basis. The presentation would be made between 6pm and 10pm.
  • Security cover to the Chief Minister is increased to Black Cat commandos of the NSG instead of those by the CISF. Gets Z-Plus Category security and a bulletproof car.
  • Adityanath said each of his 42 ministers will also be given additional responsibility of being in-charge of a district or two
  • March 30: Yogi Adityanath speaks in the Assembly for the first time after being the Chief Minister. He said that the ruling party and the opposition two pillars of democracy and that they should work together for the development of Uttar Pradesh.
  • March 30: Adityanath assures 'no action against licensed slaughterhouses'. Meat sellers strike to end.
  • March 30: Gorakhpur to get CM Yogi Adityanath's camp office
  • March 31, Adityanath said that only those officials with clean and honest image shall get key postings and given due encouragement. He reaffirmed his government's resolve to weed out corruption.
  • March 31: Government bans strikes in UP universities, colleges under ESMA.

April 2017

  • April 19: Completes one month in office as Chief Minister.
  • April 18: Third cabinet meeting held.
    • Approves implementation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna and to implement the scheme in the state within two years.
    • To open 20 new agri scientific centres in the state, for which the state government will provide land, while the Centre will provide the funds.
    • Government to rename Agra airport after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya
    • Gorakhpur airport to be renamed Yogi Goraknath airport.
    • To make e-tendering compulsory for awarding government contracts.
    • Decides to demolish bicycle tracks at stretches where these are hampering traffic movement or have narrowed down the existing roads.
  • April 15: The Adityanath's UP government is reported to be showing favor to shift Kanpur tanneries because it is the major source of toxic wastes into River Ganga.
  • April 12
    • Adityanath makes a major reshuffle of bureaucrats, transferring 20 senior IAS officers. It appeared that after Akhilesh's key projects, Yogi is after Akhilesh's favourite bureaucrats.
    • Adityanath asked the Government officials to increase amount given for legal assistance to dowry victims to Rs. 10,000. Also tells them to start working on on 'Bhagya Lakshmi Yojna'.
  • April 11: Reports say that Yogi ji is expected to hold meetings on April 19 and 20 in view of the upcoming civic elections in Delhi.
  • April 11: Holds his second cabinet meeting
    • CM ordered 18-hour power supply in villages, 20-hour at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region and 24 hours in district headquarters of the state.
    • Decides to ink a pact with the Centre to ensure electricity in all villages by 2019.
    • Directed officials to ensure that there is uninterrupted supply to villages from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning to ensure that students preparing for exams are not disturbed.
    • Officials told to ensure that defective or burnt transformers are replaced soon so that agriculture is not disrupted.
  • April 9: Meets Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
  • April 4: Holds his first Cabinet meeting for about 90-minutes.
    • Announces the poll promise of the biggest farm loan waiver scheme ever taken by any State Government worth Rs 36,000 crore. As many as 86 lakh marginal farmers from Uttar Pradesh will be benefited by such a move Out of 2.30 crore farmers in the state, approximately 2.15 crore have land holdings between one and five acres. About 86.68 lakh of them are estimated to have taken crop loans from banks, and they would be benefited.
    • As many as 5000 wheat purchasing centres across the state will be setup.
  • April 3: Begins crack down of three infamous Departments of the UP Gvernment - The Public Works Department (PWD), Prisons Department and the projects of former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. Judicial probe ordered in the Gomti river front project. 95% of the Rs 1,513-crore budgeted for the project had already been spent but only 60% of the total work was complete and now a revised cost of Rs 2,448 crore had been put up.

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