Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, is going to set a new record today. The no-nonsense leader is going to become the first CM in the history of the state to visit all 75 districts of his state. When he visits Hathras on Monday to lay the foundation stones of 34 development schemes in the district, he would have covered all the districts of UP. In just under 16 months of ruling the state, CM Yogi will have covered all regions, his visits have coincided with declaration of welfare and development schemes worth several thousand crores to the areas. The emphasis of the visits is that no district gets left out in the race of development. A senior government official from the Secretariat claimed that, “With his visit to Hathras, the Chief Minister will become the first Head of the government to cover the entire state within a short span of only 16 months. In the past, no other Chief Minister has ever visited all 75 districts in the state even in five years of their rule.”
CM Yogi had indeed promised right after his appointment as the UP CM that he meant to visit each and every district to monitor the overall development of the state. His visits ensure strict compliance of the development norms and timely start and completion of the government projects. It also gives him the much needed opportunity to meet people and study whether the developmental work being done is in reality helping the common people down to the last man or not. On Sunday, the CM was in Etah where he laid the foundation stones of development and welfare schemes worth Rs 253 crore. Etah was the 74th and second-last district in his tour of the state. Frequent visits by the CM and other prominent leaders do not let the government officials and the workers get complacent. Frequent trips also ensure that the leaders are aware of the problems faced by the common people and any malpractice being committed can also easily be reported to the higher authorities. The added advantage of connecting with the people on the ground level is lucrative in itself. The visits have taken place at a commendable pace of five new districts visited every month. Considering he has visited some districts like Gorakhpur and Varnasi three to five times it is indeed praiseworthy.
CM Yogi has led from the front in these past 16 months and has drastically improved the condition of safety and security in the state. From reforms in education sector to the help given to the farmer population in the state, he has been setting one benchmark after another. The UP CM has also brought in investments worth Rs 60,000 crore in the state by holding the UP Investors’ Summit in Lucknow. The declarations of these projects are to be made by PM Narendra Modi on July 29 in Lucknow. He has been actively pushing to change the image of the state and to change the way in which the state used to function. His commendable work provides for a great story and should be replicated in other states of the country.