IANS | 26 May, 2023
Uttar Pradesh will now have a dedicated body to oversee the development of new waterways.
Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced the setting up of a new
authority that would explore options of waterways and also work out
policies to provide cheaper options of transport to give a boost to the
micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the state.
said that Uttar Pradesh's first waterway from Varanasi to Haldia was
functional and the proposed authority should do its work by conducting a
He said Uttar Pradesh had Yamuna Expressway while
Agra-Lucknow Expressway was nearing completion when his government was
installed in 2017.
The previous government had no concrete
programme to connect east UP with the western part of the state and the
major cities, the Chief Minister claimed.
Pradesh's unlimited potential, he said the state government had
projected this to the nation with the formulation of new schemes.
He also asked the MSME department to set up two institutes at Saharanpur and Aligarh to help entrepreneurs.
The institute should be set up in Saharanpur to provide world-class designs of wooden products to local entrepreneurs.
The other institute should help those setting up units in the Aligarh node of the defence corridor, he said.