Prime Minister Narendra Modi today applauded the composite development taking place in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Inaugurating and laying the foundation of 28 development projects worth Rs 1,780 crore in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi, Modi said UP has emerged from its erstwhile image imbued in despair, and the state is now treading the path of hope and aspiration.
“Yogi will be completing one year of his second innings (as UP CM)…he has also created the record of being the UP CM for the longest period of time,” the PM said adding as law and order improves in UP, there is bound to be prosperity.
He said the new projects would pave the way for progress in Varanasi. The projects cover different sectors viz. drinking water, health, education, cleanliness of Ganga, flood control, police facility and sports.
“Today, the foundation stone of the Center of Excellence on Machine Tool Design has been laid here at BHU (Banaras Hindu University), which means that Varanasi is going to get another world class institute,” Modi added.
Describing himself as a public servant, the PM said today the central and UP governments are serving the poor.
“For the first time, street vendors have started getting loans from banks under the PM Swanidhi Yojana. In this year’s budget, PM Vishwakarma scheme has been launched. The effort is that every Indian contributes to building a developed India in ‘Amrit Kaal’ and no one is left behind,” he observed.