Uttar Pradesh Government Renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced the civil terminal being constructed in Gorakhpur Air Force base will be named after Maha Yogi Gorakhnath Ji. The news was confirmed by the UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh in a press conference on Tuesday evening. He said that the Agra airport will also be renamed after Deendayal Upadhyay. Talking about the biopic of Vijaya Raje Scindia, ‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’, Siddharth Nath Singh confirmed that no entertainment tax will be levied on it.  Along with that, the government also announced 20 new agriculture science institutes in the state.

Siddharth Nath Singh was accompanied in the press conference by Shrikant Sharma who said Yogi Adityanath government gave a gift to the farmers in its first 30 days. He said the government has provided electricity in the rural areas and gave clearance to the crop insurance scheme for the next two years. Earlier in the day, the Bharatiya Janata Party lauded the welfare schemes initiated by the new dispensation. “The people of the state have started realising that finally, they have a government which is dedicated to their cause. In just 30 days, the positive works of the government have started showing results,” the party’s state unit spokesperson Shalabh Mani Tripathi said.

“By recognising the good work of officers during the previous SP dispensation, the Adityanath government showed that if there is commitment in leadership they can make bureaucrats work for people,” Tripathi said and warned that the days ahead will be tough for those involved in corruption. This was the third cabinet meeting of the Yogi Adityanath’s government and on the same day, it transfrerred as many as 41 officials. The list of officials included IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and PPS (Provincial Civil Services). Rajeev Rautela was named the DM of Gorakhpur while Prabhat Kumar was named the Meerut Commissioner. In a similar move, the Adityanath government had transferred 20 IAS officers earlier.

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