VARANASI: Promising that Purvanchal will not be ravaged by floods after two years, chief minister Yogi Adityanath launched 27 development projects worth Rs 136 crore during a public meeting in Mau on Monday.
Dedicating the projects to freedom-fighters and political leaders from Mau, the CM said the Jal Shakti department had prepared a plan to provide long-term relief from annual flooding to the region.
“Till recently, Azamgarh was known for all the wrong reasons but our government has put the place on the path of development. Azamgarh has got a new identity in last three years. The city will soon have a new airport and a state university. Purvanchal Expressway will become the backbone of east UP and will open up new employment avenues for the youth so that they do not have to migrate to other states to earn a livelihood,” Yogi said. Yogi hit out at the Opposition, saying that unlike his predecessors, his government did not sell the land of closed sugar mills. During a visit to Azamgarh on December 14, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav had accused the government of stalling projects in his parliamentary constituency.
“We did not sell the land of closed sugar mills like our predecessors and gave four lakh government jobs to youth without any caste discrimination. The construction of university and airport in Azamgarh is in progress and people from Mau and adjoining areas will not have to travel far for boarding flights for their destination,” he said.