Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has acknowledged the role of media in promoting the greater cause of society.
Addressing a function on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day’ here yesterday, Yogi observed although the path of the journalists and the government were different, yet the goal is the same.
“Both work with the aim of national and public welfare. Even in the midst of minimum resources and adverse circumstances, their work continues,” he added.
Further, he announced the state government was planning to provide residential facilities to all journalists and a model was being piloted in Gorakhpur. “If it is successful then a residential scheme will be brought out for journalists in all the cities and metros of the state.”
The CM has directed for the formation of a committee of editors to decide on the said policy and the eligibility criteria.
Meanwhile, he provided an assistance of Rs 10 lakh each to the families of 53 journalists who died due to corona infection in the state. He promised to provide all necessary help to the families of the deceased journalists.
Earlier in July 2021, the families of 50 deceased journalists were provided an assistance of Rs 10 lakh each.
Besides, pension will be provided to destitute women as per rules whereas aid will be provided to destitute children under Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana and PM Care Yojana.
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Yogi commended the media for making the society aware and exposing the failings of a system with a positive spirit even in the face of adverse circumstances of the pandemic.