India Today September 27, 2021

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5 min
from the editor-in-chief

At the beginning of the Modi government’s first term, two catchphrases held out a lot of promise. They were ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’ and the ‘government has no business being in business’. This was music to my ears. For too long, the Indian state had been occupying the ‘commanding heights’ of the economy. Some were not even that commanding, such as hotels and airlines. Most of them were inefficient and a drain on the exchequer. Sadly, the Opposition jibe of ‘suit-boot ki sarkar’ in the first term put paid to those slogans, although the government did bring in much-needed reform like the Goods & Services Tax (GST) and the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC). It was heartening to hear the prime minister declare on February 24 this year at an…

1 min
presenting india today insight

For sharp analysis on topical issues by the editors of INDIA TODAY, log on to THE BIG STORY Why PM Modi and Amit Shah are silent on caste census by Anilesh S. Mahajan A wide section in the BJP favours a caste census but the party’s top leadership is weighing its options GROUND REPORT Why a Catholic bishop’s remarks on ‘love and narcotics jihad’ worries Pinarayi Vijayan by Jeemon Jacob Joseph Kallarangattu’s comments have stirred the communal pot in Kerala, giving the BJP an opportunity FROM THE STATES: RAJASTHAN Why a viral sex video is the Rajasthan police’s new headache by Rohit Parihar A string of incidents of corruption and moral turpitude has the state police on the backfoot SPOTLIGHT: HURRIYAT Why Masarat Alam is Kashmir’s new hawk by Moazum Mohammad The new Hurriyat Conference chief is a…

2 min
trace, test, treat and vaccination curbed the covid wave in up

To make the fight against Covid more systematic, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath adopted the policy of Trace - Test - Treat for decentralization of the system. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath established an integrated covid command and control centre in every district of state to fight the corona wave. Over 400 testing labs are working for the covid testing. Out of these 258 are Government and 132 labs are run by the private sector. A record number of more than 7.5 crore tests have been conducted in the state. Despite being the state with highest population in the country, Uttar Pradesh has left behind all other states by conducting on an average 1.50 lakh RT-PCR covid tests daily. UP model of micromanagement proved effective against covid. Districts were divided into sectors and then incharge magistrates…

3 min
yogi's crusade against covid-19 saves every child

BAL SEVA: Chief Minister yogi adityanath started Bal Seva yojana for the children who have lost both or one of their parents due to Covid since the starting of the pandemic in March 2020. Currently more than 4000 children are directly being benefited from Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana in Uttar Pradesh. PICU PROJECT: The (pediatric intensive care unit) PICU project, which played an important role during control of encephalitis, is now implemented across the state to save the children from covid. All medical colleges of the state have been directed to prepare 100 bedded ICU for children. ICU FACILITY: The Chief Minister has asked to set up 100 bedded ICU at every division level and 25 bedded ICU at district hospitals. Medical kits are being distributed among children to save them from…

3 min
life is safe in yogi government, mafia criminals behind bars

Appointment of ADG (additional director general) rank officers in police zones and IG (inspector general) rank officers in the police ranges started by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after coming to power. In the last 4 and half years, over 150 criminals have been killed during encounters while more than 3400 got injured. 44759 accused were arrested under gangster act and 630 accused were put behind bars under national security act. Police has identified 1800 active criminal Mafia at district level and strict action has been taken against them so that the law and order situation should be maintained at district level also. History sheet of 382 criminal Mafia active in state was opened and 274 accused were sent to Jail after arrests. More than 300 arms licences have also been cancelled. As per the…

2 min
double engine government effect, home, electricity, water to homeless

The duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a true well wisher of poor people. This duo is always eager to continuously solve the problems and concerns of poor, downtrodden and needy people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conceptualized Pradhanmantri aawas Yojana to provide homes to the poor people and implemented its rural part from 1st April 2016. This ambitious scheme of the Central Government was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Agra in Uttar Pradesh on 20 November 2016. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given new heights to this scheme of Prime Minister Modi. On Is1 September this year, in a function organised at his government residence Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave keys to the beneficiaries of 5.51 lakh houses constructed with an investment of…