The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has completed one month in office on April 17. The last 30 days have seen the CM take several crucial decisions aimed at fulfilling its poll promises and delivering upon its development agenda for the state.
In a survey conducted by Gaon Connection, a rural media platform, Adityanath's drive against illegal slaughterhouses, anti-Romeo squads, action against VIP culture and ban on paan masala and tobacco in government offices came up as the most popular decisions.
While the crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses got 38.1 per cent approval, the formation of the anti-Romeo squads was hailed by around 25.4 per cent of the respondents. Interestingly, among women, the anti-Romeo drive emerged as the most popular decision with around 37 per cent of those surveyed approving of it.
India TV takes a look at 10 important decision of the BJP government:
1. March 19: Ministers and officials were told to declare their income and submit the details to the CM Secretariat and the BJP office.
2. March 20: Cracking down on the VIP culture in the state, the CM ordered that no minister in the state will be allowed to use the red beacons atop vehicles.
3. March 20: Services of all advisers, vice-chairmen and chairmen appointed by the previous SP government discontinued. Also the word ‘Samajwadi’ was removed from several welfare schemes of the government.
4. March 21: The CM formed anti-Romeo squads to prevent eve-teasing, as BJP had promised during the Assembly polls in its manifesto.
5. March 22: On his first day in office, the CM ordered implementation of the BJP’s promise of cracking down on illegal slaughterhouses. Since then, several illegal abattoirs and illegal meats shops across the state were closed. The government has been maintaining that it is committed to adhere the Supreme Court and NGT guidelines regarding abattoirs in letter and spirit.
6. March 22: The government also ordered a blanket ban on cow smuggling. Police officials were told to adopt zero tolerance policy towards those involved in such illegal activities.
7. March 22: The CM banned chewing of paan-masala, gutkha in government offices, hospitals, schools etc. Besides, deadline of June 15 is set for making roads free of pot-holes.
8. April 4: In the very first Cabinet meet, as promised by PM Narendra Modi during rallies, the state government waived off farm loans of small and marginal farmers with debts of up to Rs1 lakh. The decision is expected to cost the state government Rs 36,359 crore. Nearly 2.15 crore small and marginal farmers across the state will benefit from it.
9. April 4: The government has approved the construction of a sports stadium in Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
10. April 11: The government also signed an agreement with the Centre that promises to provide 24x7 power supply in district headquarters, 18 hours in rural areas, 20 hours at the tehsil level and in the Bundelkhand region. By November 2018, all the villages and households in the state would get electricity supply.