State government spokespersons Siddharth Nath Singh and Shrikant Sharma gave the media information about the Yogi Cabinet decisions, describing the steps taken for followers of Hinduism as much as those taken for the economic development of the state and the welfare of its people, especially municipal and panchayat cleaners.
Erroneously referred to as “manual scavenging”, the task of cleaning manholes, drains and other waste disposal systems have got a special focus of the Yogi Cabinet. Singh said that there was a population of about 5 crore in 652 municipal bodies in the state. There are 72 lakh on-site collections within these bodies, which includes 5560 MLD collections. So far, wastewater management has a capacity of 3300 MLD; a capacity of 1280 MLD is being developed. All preparatory arrangements will be completed by 2019. All the bodies of the state will be connected to it by 2021 and it will be fully implemented by 2023.
Funds for the project above will be arranged from the Centre, state, local governing bodies and CSR. After 2023, the cost of its maintenance will be deducted by imposing a surcharge on the consumer. Those who have septic tanks built in their homes will have to pay a fee of Rs 2500 or Rs 500 every year.
The Yogi Adityanath Cabinet decisions are as follows:
- The Yogi Cabinet has approved Rae Bareli Scheme Phase-3 under the AMRUT scheme. 187.17 crore has been approved for this. Of this, 50% will be given by the Centre, 30% by the state and 20% by the urban body.
- The Cabinet approved UP State Septage Management Policy explained above.
- Teachers of government engineering colleges will now earn as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. The teachers of AKTU, Madan Mohan Engineering University and HBTI will benefit from this. It will cost about Rs 47.14 crore.
- The Yogi Cabinet decided to change the UP Aided Technical Institute manual. Also, changes have been made in the selection committee. The selection committee of the Principal will include a representative of the AICTE in place of the deputy education adviser.
- The pruning of the special session has been approved. The government has passed a resolution saying that following the ideals of Gandhi, the United Nations will take effective steps to achieve the target SDG (state development goals).
- The purchase of the building of Nirmal Math of Lahori Tola in Kashi Vishwanath Corridor has been approved. For this, 500 square meters of land will be given near the corridor.
- The UP Fisheries Manual has been changed. Now, a board with fund has been formed. The commissioner of agricultural production will preside over it. The state government will help in the development and cooperation of the fisher community. The target is the Fisheries Development Committee with a fund of Rs 100 crore. A budget of Rs 25 crore has been approved.
- The Yogi government will enforce the rules of Group A and B of Mining Department. This will include the current references to reservations, age limit, promotion, seniority etc.
- A committee was constituted for the employees of the State Employees Welfare Corporation under the chairmanship of the Uttar Pradesh finance minister. In 15 days, the report will be given, which will consider all aspects including adjustment, VRS, closure or running of the corporation.
- Film Saand ki Aankh is now tax-free.
- The police will stop auctioning empty brass cartridges of bullets. Rather, an e-auction will now be conducted through NSTC for the purpose.
- The Deepotsav Mela in Ayodhya has been given the status of a state fair. All events including tableaux will be audited under the fair.
- For the mining area of JP Cement in Sonbhadra, the forest land of 5,86.178 hectare will be cancelled and 4,70.304 hectare non-forest land will be given for agriculture. Land will be acquired from Marihan for this. The factory will be able to start once four times the value of the land is realised and the expenses from the plantation are met.