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Farm Laws Have Been Withdrawn in the Interest of the Country: Yogi Adityanath


Attacking the SP chief Akhilesh Yadav over the Jinnah controversy, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that those who are ‘rioters’, ‘followers of Jinnah’, how can they understand the ‘mithaas of ganna’. Before 2017, the condition of farmers in UP was miserable. Now the farmer is moving ahead on the path of prosperity under the able guidance of the Prime Minister, he said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was in Gonda to lay the foundation stone of Asia’s biggest ethanol plant to be built in an area of 65.61 acres at Maijapur Sugar Mill. Yogi said this plant, to be built for Rs 450 crore, will be ready by May 2022. The plant will benefit some 60,000 farmers and 250 people will get direct employment.

Along with this, Yogi also mentioned the farmers’ movement. He said that all three agricultural laws have been withdrawn in the interest of the country. “After 2017 under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP government has worked to change the fate and picture of the State,” he said.

Taking a jibe at the previous governments, the Chief Minister said that earlier, when the prices of petroleum products increased in the international market, some part of it was taken away by the people involved in anti-India activities as profits. “Our own money was misused against us. Now the situation has changed,” he added.

He said before the BJP-led UP government, farmers were committing suicide in the State in large numbers. “With hard work, the farmer was producing food, but there was no arrangement for his purchase. People were dying of hunger. The farmer was compelled to commit suicide due to him not getting the right price for his produce. There used to be hooliganism in the State,” he said.

The CM maintained that before the year 2017, the middlemen used to buy the produce of the farmers. The profit margin was less and the farmer felt cheated. “Today every farmer is being given the benefit of a minimum support scheme,” he added.

In a scathing attack on SP and BSP, the CM stated, “Earlier, ‘bua and babua’ did not get the development work done. Electricity, toilets and houses could have been provided to the poor earlier also, but this was not done. All the ration used to go to Saifai but now when the government changed, everyone started getting facilities.”

He further said earlier work was done in the name of nepotism while today the government is working for the welfare of every poor.

The Chief Minister said that when there was an SP government, several starvation deaths were reported from Kushinagar, Sonebhadra and Chitrakoot.

“When I went to Kushinagar to enquire the matter as Gorakhpur MP, I found that the ration card of the family, belonging to the musahar community, was with some SP leader,” he stated.

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Remembering the Mumbai 26/11 Taj attack, leaders pay tribute to the martyrs | Remembering the Mumbai 26/11 Taj attack, leaders paid tribute to the martyrs



Digital Desk, Mumbai. Today marks 13 years since the 26th November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. 10 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists of Pakistan came by sea route and carried out this terrorist incident at Taj Hotel in Mumbai. This incident of terrorists shook the town with bombs and shelling, in which about 160 people lost their lives and more than 300 people were injured. All the leaders are paying tribute to the martyrs on the anniversary of the Mumbai attack.

On this day in 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorists reached the city of Mumbai via sea route and fired indiscriminately at many targets. Several people were present at the Taj Hotel during the incident. To save their lives, many brave soldiers of the country sacrificed their lives. Our brave soldiers killed 9 terrorists while 1 terrorist Ajmal Kasab was caught alive.

Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari paid tribute to the martyrs while saluting the brave security personnel in his tweet on the anniversary of 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter and said, “Emotional tribute and humble tribute to all the innocent civilians who were killed in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack and all the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the protection of Mother Bharati.” We all are with his bereaved family members. Let us unite and resolve to eradicate terrorism from its roots.

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar shared the picture of Taj Hotel and wrote ‘Never Forget’

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Rajnath Singh on farm laws repealing: Our party is always sensitive towards farmers | India News


Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the BJP government is sensitive towards the needs of the farmers and that’s why the three controversial farm laws have been repealed.

Singh said, “Our party is always sensitive towards farmers that’s why our prime minister has repealed farm laws.”

“Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonstrated a large heart and repealed the three farm laws. He (PM Modi) said that now that our farmers are adamant and we have failed to convince them, we should not develop conditions where we are forced to fire bullets on them,” he said.

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The Defence Minister also slammed the opposition parties and said, “Whatever may be, our government cannot kill a farmer. We look at our farmers with respect and our heads are bowed to them.”

“If you check the past of opposition parties, you will see that they have fired bullets on the farmers numerous times. We (BJP) can never fire bullets on farmers or the Ram bhakts,” he added.

Singh claimed that the BJP only wants to form a government “for the country” and not for the hunger for power. “Our party is the world’s largest party because of dedicated workers like you,” he said while adding that the party does not make false promises.

“Even our election manifesto is free from false claims,” Singh said.

The Defence Minister also said that in seven years of governance in the country, BJP has not been involved in any kind of corruption. “It’s been 7 years, no one can point a finger at our leaders for involvement in corruption,” he said.

Singh lauded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and called him “exemplary” for the way he handled the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to go for Assembly polls in 2022.

Previously, in the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Noida International Airport: Here’s all you need to know about India’s biggest upcoming airport | India News


The foundation stone for the upcoming Noida International Airport has been finally been laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh along with the Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath. The Noida airport will be the Delhi-NCR’s second international airport and is expected to be ready by September 2024. As per YIAPL, one runway will be operational in the first phase with a capacity to handle 12 million passengers annually.

Here’s all you need to know about the Noida International Airport

Who is making the airport?

The airport is being developed in public-private partnership (PPP) mode by the UP government with Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a 100 per cent subsidiary of Zurich International Airport AG, the Swiss concessionaire. Zurich International Airport AG handles the Zurich Airport in Switzerland apart from 8 other airports in Latin America. The company won the bid to construct and manage the airport.

When will the airport start?

The work for the first phase of the greenfield project is underway and would cost over Rs 5,700 crore to complete. As per the CEO of YIAPL Christoph Schnellmann, the airport will be ready by September 2024, if COVID-19 pandemic recovery continues.

“We are all aware of the impact the pandemic has had on all of us in the past two years. One thing I would like to highlight is the fact the teams have embraced digital technologies in coming to terms with the impact of the pandemic. I am proud of this,” Schnellmann said.

What about the future expansion?

Once the airport reaches 80 percent of the 1.2 crore passenger mark, the NIA will start the phase two of the project with a similar terminal building capable to handle 18 million passengers. “We estimate that the first phase of the airport would cost Rs 5,730 crore. The Rs 29,560 crore or Rs 30,000 crore is an estimate for the entire project (to be developed in four phases). We have secured funding as well for phase one. We have factored inflation into those estimates,” Schnellmann said.

What new will the airport offer?

A report citing Schnellmann states that the design of the terminals of Noida Airport will be inspired by the heritage of Uttar Pradesh and will comprise multiple elements from temples and havelis to give it a local touch. 

Apart from the design of the itself, the airport will be made to achieve net zero carbon emissions from the get go. Delhi International Airport, on the other hand, will achieve this target by 2030.

A multi modal transport network will be created for easy transportation to and from the airport. The airport is situated near the Yamuna Expressway that connects Noida to Agra. There is a proposal to connect the two airports using a rapid metro line as well.

How will the flyers benefit?

The Delhi International Airport is one of the busiest in the country and also the only airport in the national capital region. Being the busiest international airport, the Delhi airport is already operating from three different terminals, two of which are dedicated for domestic airlines.

However, a lot of smaller cities are not connected through the Delhi Airport due to the existing load. It is expected that with the Noida airport, a lot of new Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities will be connected to the NCR region.

In terms of travelling, Delhi-NCR consists of cities like Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad that can easily access the Delhi Airport, while it’s far away from two important towns of UP, Noida and Ghaziabad. The Jewar airport is expected to cater to these residents who are travelling to and from Noida and Ghaziabad.

Lastly, industry experts expect that the Jewar airport project will reduce the air ticket pricing. The parking fees and other functional cost of airlines at the Delhi Airport is high as compared to other smaller airports and the Noida Airport is expected to reduce these functional costs by at least half. For any air ticket, passengers have to bear the cost of parking and other overhead costs, including ATF in the final ticket pricing. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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Swachh Survekshan 2021: 18 UP cities including Varanasi, Noida named among cleanest in India | India News


Lucknow: As many as 18 cities of Uttar Pradesh have been awarded for maintaining cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in ‘Swachh Survekshan’ for the year 2021.

Swachh Survekshan is an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation in cities and towns across India.

In all, 18 UP cities, including Varanasi, Meerut, Noida and Ghaziabad, won awards in different categories. Awards were given away to respective mayors and other officials of respective cities by Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Union minister of state Kaushal Kishore.

Under the Yogi Adityanath government, 2.61 crore toilets (Izzatghar)have been built across the state under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan while as many as 69,265 community toilets and 652 pink toilets for women and girls were constructed, said the UP government

Our administration converted the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan into a mass movement and implemented a door-to-door garbage collection system in 11913 wards out of 12007 wards of municipal bodies to keep the streets and roads of the cities clean, UP government said.

“As a result of this, Lucknow bagged awards in ‘best state capital in citizen feedback’ and ‘garbage-free cities’ (for cities with over 10 lakh population) categories in Swachh Survekshan 2021,” it added.

According to the government, all the 75 districts in Uttar Pradesh are now open defecation free owing to the construction of more than 2.61 crore toilets across the state.

In addition to that, Meerut got the ‘fastest moving big city’ award in the 10 to 40 lakh population categories, while Ghaziabad got the ‘best big city innovation and best practices’ award. Noida got the ‘India’s cleanest medium city’ award in the 3 to 10 lakh population categories.

 Hapur got the ‘best city in maximum citizen participation’ award in over one lakh population category while Patiyali town in Kasganj got the ‘best city in maximum citizen participation’ award under less than one lakh population category.

Meerut Cantonment got ‘India’s cleanest cantonment award in one lakh population category while Varanasi Cantonment got the ‘best cantonment in citizen feedback’ award in over one lakh population category.

Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Noida, Jhansi also got the ‘garbage-free city’ award in different population categories.

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