Maya marks anniversary with new projects worth crores

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Lucknow, May 13 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today launched several projects worth over Rs 7,500 crore to mark the first anniversary of her government and announced new schemes for entrepreneurs, health and family welfare and education.

The CM at a function here, laid the foundation stone for 29 projects including the mega 1000 MW Anpara D thermal power project, while inaugurated six projects with distributing allotment letter and key to seven beneficiaries of the Manyawar Kanshi Ramji housing Scheme.

In her long speech in the presence of the state ministers, officials and BSP leaders, Ms Mayawati said in the past one year, the government had brought the law and order and development projects on the track.

''Rule of law prevailed in the state with the government taking historic and far-reaching decision to create an atmosphere conducive for development and peace, so the people reaffirm their faith in the policies and programmes of the BSP government.

She also thanked the people for their support and assured them that the government would put all efforts to make the state a developed and prosperous region of the country.

Ms Mayawati said only BSP could provide an atmosphere free of injustice, crime, fear and corruption, which the previous governments ruling the state since independence could not do so.

''Our biggest challenge was on the law and order front and, thankfully, the government had succeeded in it and there is a sharp decline in the crime rate,'' she claimed.

The prominent announcements made during the programme were launching of Nivesh Mitra Yojna for entrepreneurs in the state for on-line application, payment and sanction for setting up industrial units and Saubhagyawati Surakshit Matritya Yojna under which maternity benefits would be provided to the poor in private nursing homes.

The government had also announced to open 50 polytechnis, 250 new ITI's, upgradation of all 278 government higher secondary schools of high school to itnermediate level and had reduced standard distance from 10 km to 5 km between schools to encourage opening of schools and colleges in the private sector.

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