After illegal slaughterhouses, CM issues directive to check ration mafia in state
Lucknow: After crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, the next target of newly elected Uttar Pradesh government is eradication of ration mafia from the state.
In a recent directive to the officials, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered strict action against the food grain and ration mafia and to submit reports of closed sugar mills in the state.
"The poor people must be issued ration cards, while stringent action be initiated against the food grain and ration mafia. The superintendents of police and district magistrates must act tough against these mafias through sustained campaigns," he stated, on Sunday last, said while chairing a review meeting of officials of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions.
The CM has also asked the district magistrates to ensure that the benefits of the government schemes reach the needy as soon as possible.
"If any pressure tactic is used by the criminal elements, it must be brought to the notice of the DMs and SPs immediately and FIRs be registered against these elements," he added.
CM Adityanath also ordered tough action on mining, forest and cattle mafias and has directed the officials to settle the pending payments of sugarcane farmers in the next 15 days. The officials will also have to submit a comprehensive strategy in the new sowing season.
Yogi also drew the attention of the officials towards de-notified tribes and asked them to conduct a survey to gauge whether those tribal groups have availed the state schemes.
"After the survey, the two de-notified villages dominated by Van Tangiaa and Musahar should be declared 'revenue villages' so that basic facilities of education, health, drinking water, road, housing, electricity and government ration shops could be provided in these region," he said.