Lucknow. Before the festival of lights, Lord Ram’s city Ayodhya became witness to another historic moment on Thursday. For the first time, a cabinet meeting was organized in Ayodhya under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in which 14 important proposals were approved. The most important thing was that CM Yogi himself gave information about the proposals passed by the cabinet. Ayodhya itself remained at the center of the proposals passed in the cabinet, where along with the formation of Ayodhya Dham Teerth Vikas Parishad, construction of a temple museum in 25 acres of land, giving the status of international research institute to Ayodhya Research Institute and giving status of state fairs to various fairs. The proposals regarding granting status were approved. On this occasion, CM Yogi said that for the overall development of Ayodhya, 178 projects are already running with the cooperation of the Center and the State, under which an amount of more than Rs 30 thousand 500 crore is being spent. Ayodhya is moving towards a new era. Today the whole world is getting attracted towards Ayodhya. Keeping this in mind, the Council of Ministers has taken important decisions.
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Uttar Pradesh will become an export hub
After the cabinet meeting at Shri Ram Museum ended, CM Yogi gave information about the proposals passed. He said that the first proposal was to form an Inland Waterways Authority for the first time in Uttar Pradesh, which has been approved. It was said about Uttar Pradesh that it is a land locked state. Those countries of the world which have waterways have progressed. Even within the country, those states were progressing which had waterways which provided export facilities. We are all grateful to Prime Minister Modi who started the country’s first inland waterway between Varanasi and Haldia. Inland Waterway Authority will help in promoting water transport in Uttar Pradesh. Through this, water sports activities will also be promoted rapidly, along with increasing tourism facilities, it will also help in developing Uttar Pradesh as an export hub. Ayodhya is very important from this point of view, because it is said that 2000 years ago, the princess of Ayodhya had gone to South Korea by waterway and got married to the prince there and became a part of the important dynasty there. There are about 12 rivers in UP which are very important for water transport. These facilities can be developed in all the rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Saryu, Rapti, Gomti. Therefore, this authority will work together with the Government of India and facilities will be developed for Uttar Pradesh to supply its traditional products to the world market.
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Formation of Ayodhya, Devipatan and Shukratirtha Development Council also approved
CM Yogi said that keeping in mind the large number of devotees who are going to come here after the construction of a grand temple in Ayodhya, a proposal for the formation of Shri Ayodhya Dham Teerth Vikas Parishad has also been passed. To complete the festivals and arrangements here in a better way, we can take them forward at the local level, state level and with the help of the Central Government and other charitable organizations. Along with this, the proposal for the process of formation of Maa Pateshwari Dham Devipatan Teerth Development Council has also been passed here. This is an important pilgrimage, where devotees from Nepal come here in large numbers especially on the occasion of Navratri. Apart from this, the proposal of Shukratirtha Development Council has also been passed. We all know that in this pilgrimage located in Muzaffarnagar district, King Parikshit first heard the story of Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran, due to which he attained salvation. Our government has succeeded in bringing the flow of Ganga there and now we are working to take it forward through Tirtha Vikas Parishad.
Expansion of international research institute along with temple museum in Ayodhya
CM Yogi said that the proposal to give 25 acres of land in Majha Jamthara of Ayodhya for the temple museum has been approved. CM Yogi said that those who come to Ayodhya Dham for darshan, they will be able to know about the architecture of India along with the darshan. This proposal has been passed so that we can present the history of all the temples built in different periods in front of everyone through the temple museum. Along with this, it has been decided to expand the Ayodhya Research Institute in Ayodhya and give it the status of an international research institute. In this, a comprehensive international research institute will be established, connecting all these things including the tradition of Vedic knowledge, the Ramayana story which is prevalent in different countries of the world including India.
Status of state fair to Deepotsav and Dev Diwali
CM Yogi said that the cabinet has also passed the proposal for provincialization of various fairs held in the state. It has been decided to give the status of state fair to the Dwar Dehri Lakhi fair of Braj, held in Hathras in the memory of Dauji Maharaj. Apart from this, all the fairs that will be organized in Ayodhya, be it the fair of Kartik Purnima, Ram Navami, Deepotsav or the fair of Makar Sankranti and Vasant Panchami, all these have been given the status of state fair, so that in the coming time, money will be spent in organizing them. There should be no shortage. Apart from this, Kartik Purnima fair to be held in Anupshahr of Bulandshahr and Dev Diwali program in Kashi have also been given the status of state fair. It has been decided to provide basic facilities to tourists to increase eco-tourism in Sohgibarwa Wildlife Division located in Maharajganj district.
Drone policy also approved
The cabinet has also approved the drone policy. CM Yogi said that drones have become very useful today. It is being used in the fields of photography, videography as well as agriculture and security. There is also a possibility of its misuse, hence the state government is implementing a rule for this policy at the state level under the Civil Aviation Act of the Government of India. Under the rules, the activities of drones can also be monitored from the police station level to see how many drones are present there and for what kind of use. Action will also be taken to determine Red, Green and Yellow zones within the state. Red zones are no-fly zones, where no activity can be conducted. In the Yellow Zone, the administration can decide what kind of activity should take place here and what kind should not. Similarly, remaining activities can be conducted in the Green Zone.
Winter session from 28th November
CM Yogi also informed about the decision to call the upcoming winter session. He informed that the winter session will start from November 28. This may take about a week. In this, supplementary demands of the government will come, while many legislative works will also be completed.