States alone can make Centre's programmes a success: UP CM

Only states can ensure the success of Centre's programmes like 'Make In India' project, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Jan 27, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Lucknow: Only states can ensure the success of Centre's programmes like 'Make In India' project, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday.

"States should come forward in this task. I can say whenever there is an opportunity and whenever there is participation of UP in any scheme of the Centre, the state will be at the forefront," he told the 'e-UP Summit' here.

After all, people living in states alone can make it possible as the Centre does not have a population of its own, the Chief Minister said.

He said that during a recent meeting of Chief Ministers, a senior officer told him that Uttar Pradesh has done miracle by opening maximum number of accounts under Jan Dhan Scheme launched by the Centre.

"The highest number of accounts was opened in UP. We have maximum number of bank branches," he said.

Yadav said the state was ahead in many sectors, be it agriculture, dairy production or sugarcane cultivation.

"We are making efforts to improve infrastructure because I believe that without infrastructure we cannot attract any industrial house to the state," he said.

"Therefore, after coming to power, we not only fulfilled promises made in the election manifesto, but budgetary allocation was done for those sectors that can improve the infrastructure," he said.