Govt is reviving at least 10 rivers in the state: CM to NITI Aayog

Following a shortage of doctors and medical amenities in the rural areas, the UP government has sent a proposal for 14 new medical colleges in the state and emphasised on at least one such college between two districts, the spokesman said.

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Published on 15 Nov 2019 10:21 AM GMT

Govt is reviving at least 10 rivers in the state: CM to NITI Aayog
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Lucknow: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar at Chief Minister's residence, where he discussed many issues.

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CM Yogi Adityanath told NITI Aayog that his government is reviving at least ten rivers in the state.

The Chief Minister held a meeting with NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday and explained to him the development work the state government is doing to tackle the water crisis, a government spokesman said.

The revival work is being carried out through various schemes involving the public like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), he said.

According to the spokesman, Adityanath said that old wells and ponds are being revived, especially in the Bundelkhand region, to combat the water crisis. These apart, rain harvesting has been made compulsory in the state.

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The Chief Minister also informed the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman about eight districts in the state where there was sufficient space for development, he said, adding that Adityanath also discussed the tourism opportunities in Sarnath and stressed the need to invest in the tourism industry.

Following a shortage of doctors and medical amenities in the rural areas, the UP government has sent a proposal for 14 new medical colleges in the state and emphasised on at least one such college between two districts, the spokesman said.

Things discussed in meeting:

-If all approved there will be at least 1 medical college between two districts.

-Shortage of doctors in rural areas will be met.

-Old wells and ponds to be rejuvenated.

-Rain water harvesting has been made compulsory.

-Ten rivers in UP being rejuvenated through Mnrega, govt support and public.

-Proposals of 14 new medical colleges sent to centre.

-Tourism in Sarnath.

-Investment in Industry.

-Bundelkhand Watersupply Scheme.

-1.18 crore covered in ayushman.

-10.56 lakhs others will be covered in cm jan arogya scheme.

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