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Home for widows ‘Krishna Kutir’ inaugurated in UP's Vrindavan

Sep 1, 2018
The widows’ home ‘Krishna Kutir’ was set up by the Ministry of Women and Child Development under its ‘Swadhar Greh Scheme’. The Ministry started the ‘Swadhar Greh scheme’ to provide such facilities to abandoned women.

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President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates ‘One District one Product’ Summit in UP

Aug 11, 2018
Under the ‘One District One Product’ scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government has set a goal of providing employment to 25 lakh people in five years through the financial assistance of Rs 25000 crores.

UP's Mughalsarai Junction renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction

Aug 5, 2018
The Mughalsarai station got a new name after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik gave his assent to the proposal in June 2018 following the in-principle approval by the Union Government in 2017 to the state government’s proposal.

PM Modi launches projects worth Rs 60000 crore in Lucknow

Jul 30, 2018
Some of the projects, which were launched on the event, include setting up of fiber or establishment of IT center for internet service in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to give a new direction to the state through such digital infrastructure.

Uttar Pradesh grants Revenue Status to 3 forest villages under FRA, 2006

Jul 9, 2018
The granting of Revenue Status to villages means that these villages will now come under the revenue department instead of forest department.

Uttar Pradesh orders ban on plastic from July 15

Jul 6, 2018
This will be the third ban since 2015. On November 18, 2015, the Allahabad High Court had directed the state government to issue a notification enforcing a complete ban on the sale of polythene across the state by the end of that year.

NMCG approves setting up of community toilets, procurement of dustbins for Kumbh Mela 2019

Jun 27, 2018
Following the success of the Ghat Cleaning Project in Varanasi, NMCG approved two more ghat cleaning projects in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand at an estimated cost of Rs 14.26 crore and Rs 15.90 crore respectively.

SC strikes down law allowing government bungalows to former UP CMs

May 7, 2018
The Supreme Court has struck down a legislation that allowed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation even after demitting office. The court stated that once Chief Ministers demit public office, there is nothing to distinguish them from the common man.

Ganga Hariteema Yojana launched in 27 districts of Uttar Pradesh

Apr 8, 2018
The scheme aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.

UP Assembly passes stringent bill to curb organised crime

Mar 28, 2018
The state assembly of Uttar Pradesh has passed a stringent bill to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to fuel terror. The legislation had to be re-introduced in the assembly, as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in minority.

Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP, says PM Modi

Feb 21, 2018
The corridor is expected to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore and it is expected to generate about 250,000 jobs. It will link Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi and Chitrakoot.

UP government signs 900 MoUs ahead of Investors Summit 2018

Feb 20, 2018
According to the UP’s Industry Minister Satish Mahana, more than 900 MOUs have been signed so far. He claimed that this is the highest number of agreements that have ever been signed with private companies.

UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

Feb 5, 2018
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has stated that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves UPCOCA Bill to fight organised crime

Dec 14, 2017
The Bill has been framed on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by the committee which was set up to examine the draft bill. The draft was prepared in consultation with the State law department to check organised and white-collar crime and mafias. There are 28 provisions in the draft bill which are not present in the existing state Gangsters Act.

Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

Oct 28, 2017
As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

UP Cabinet approves digitalisation of land maps

Oct 10, 2017
The state cabinet of Uttar Pradesh on 9 October 2017 approved digitalisation of land maps in 70 districts of the state. The information was shared by the state’s Power Minister Shrikant Sharma who said that this move was necessary as the land maps were in a very bad condition and needed proper preservation.

UP tops all states by building 3.2 lakh toilets in 17 days

Oct 4, 2017
The Uttar Pradesh government has stated that it has built over 3.52 lakh toilet units in 17 days under the Centre's Swachhta hi Seva campaign thereby, topping other states in the effort. The toilets were constructed between 15 September and 2 October.

No interview for non-gazetted posts in Uttar Pradesh

Aug 30, 2017
To keep in touch with the national policy, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has decided to end the process of interviews for selection of candidates’ non-gazetted jobs of the state government.

UP Government announces to launch all-women 'Pink' AC buses with CCTV cameras

Jul 24, 2017
Union Ministry sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its 'Nirbhaya Fund' for the 'Pink' buses in UP.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Jun 29, 2017
Prior to this appointment, Kumar was a Secretary in the Union Shipping ministry. He is a 1981 batch IAS Officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

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