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Aligarh, Sep 14 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his government was focussing on education and 8 new universities will soon up in the state.
Addressing a gathering before Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Yogi Adityanath said that 8 new universities are coming up in UP. “One of the university is proposed in the name of Shakumbhari Devi in Saharanpur; a sports university has been proposed in Meerut and will be named after hockey magician Dhyanchand and a university in Lucknow in the name of late PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” he said.
The CM said with the establishment of the State Law University in Prayagraj named after India’s first President Rajendra Prasad, three days ago, the state was among the first to adopt the National Education Policy.
Yogi Adityanath said, “I thank the Prime Minister for providing vaccine to the 75 crores people and also for giving two indigenous vaccines to the country and saving the poor from starvation through all the schemes and self-reliant package. Heartfelt thanks for bringing the country on the world stage while saving lives and people in the corona period,” he said.
The CM further said that Prime Minister Modi himself inaugurated the Investor Summit in 2018 to empower Uttar Pradesh. He then gave the opportunity to lay the foundation stone of Aligarh node in the field of defense now. Over Rs 3 lakh crore worth of investments have been received by the UP government since 2018 and has generated over 1.61 crore jobs,”.
Talking about the new upcoming state university, he said this area can never forget Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh for his contribution in the fight for freedom, and for the contribution made in the field of education, that is why today this area is being given this gift by the Prime Minister with auniversity and defence corridor.
He claimed that , “From 2017 to 2021, the state has given Rs 1.45 lakh crore to sugarcane farmers whereas between 2007 to 2016 the farmers were paid just Rs 95,000 crores.
“Along with this, continuous efforts are going on in the field of doubling the income of the farmers,” CM said.
Earlier, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma while welcoming Prime Minister Moda said education is a priority sector of the Yogi government.
During the last four years, the state has got 12 new universities, 250 intermediate colleges and 77 degree colleges. In Aligarh too, 4 intermediate colleges and 2 degree colleges have been established.