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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, praised the work of research scholars selected under the ‘CM Fellowship Programme’ while crediting them with playing an important role in 86 development blocks in the state. He also advised setting up bank camps for generation of self-employment in villages.
“99 development blocks in the state lagged behind the state average in development parameters till March 2022, but currently only 13 do. This has been made possible by the diligent work of the CM Fellowship Programme researchers,” Adityanath said while interacting with the research scholars posted in 100 aspirational blocks of the state under the CM fellowship scheme.
After assessing their performance in these aspirational development blocks over a couple of years, the CM said, “These researchers could also be offered age relaxation in government jobs.”
“Researchers should also pay special attention to generation of self-employment in villages. For this, bank camps should be organised at the gram panchayat level,” he added.
“Accurate data must be submitted in order to help better systems in education, health, skill, infrastructure and other areas,” he said. He also said that to benefit the farmers, the cost of farming needs to be lowered while raising the output. “Farmers should be informed about drone training for spraying pesticide. To provide employment to the youth, skill development camps should be organised in every development block,” he added.
He said from April to November, the research scholars performed well in some schemes of the state government, like the Ayushman Bharat cards, toilets and drinking water in schools, cow shelters, Mission Indradhanush among various others. “These schemes are now moving forward with greater speed in aspirational development blocks,” the CM said. He added that village secretariats (gram sachivalayas) have been built in the majority of the state’s gram panchayats, with facilities for banking correspondents (banking sakhis), rozgar sewaks, and computer operators. Also, under Mission Shakti, women beat police too are required to be present in these rural secretariats once a week.
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