Outlining government’s development agenda for the next five years, Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Thursday said that the state was well on its way to join the club of developed states in the country.
“We had inherited a bimaru (sick) state a decade back and now it is fast becoming a developed one”, said Yadav in his opening address to the assembly here on Thursday.
The government, he said, will continue to pursue its people-friendly policies and programmes and hopes to achieve its target through time-bound implementation of the policies.
The government has also decided to bring more services under Public Service Guarantee Act to put an end to delay and red-tapism in the functioning of government machinery.
Shedding light on government’s commitment to improve living standard of poor, the governor said malnutrition and infant mortality would be nipped in the bud. “Special efforts would be made to arrest maternal deaths as well.”
Yadav said the government would adopt zero tolerance towards corruption and will not spare anyone found indulging in corruption, however powerful he/she might be.
The government has also vowed to eliminate unemployment by promoting Micro, Medium and Small enterprises among the youths. Houses will be provided to homeless and poor students pursuing their higher studies while staying in rented accommodation would be reimbursed their rent amounts.
Reacting to governor’s address, leader of the opposition Satyadeo Katare told dna that it did not offer anything new, rather it was sort of self-appreciation of what the government had done in its previous two terms. “The government should have spelt out what is next rather than what it had done in the past,” he said.