Works in two districts each on personal watch of top UP ministers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has allocated two districts each to all cabinet ministers, entrusting them with the responsibility to monitor the progress of government works in their respective regions.

PTI| Last Updated: May 04, 2017, 20:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has allocated two districts each to all cabinet ministers, entrusting them with the responsibility to monitor the progress of government works in their respective regions.

"The measure has been taken to ensure development across UP," state power minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here.

He said the chief minister has entrusted all cabinet ministers and ministers of state with independent charge with the responsibility for the development of two districts each in the state.

The remaining ministers of state have also been given responsibility to monitor development works in one district each, Sharma said.

"All of them have been asked to review the progress of their allocated districts with the local officials and the MLAs on regular intervals," he said.

There are total 75 districts in the state.

The Adityanath-led government has 22 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state with independent charge and 13 ministers of state, besides two deputy chief ministers.

Sharma also informed that electricity is being provided without any cuts from 7 pm to 5 am across the state.

"During the ongoing summer season, we want to ensure smooth power supply especially at nights in the residential areas between 7 pm to 5 am, without any cuts," Sharma said.

The government, he said, is already providing 24-hour power supply to the industry and also to all hospitals in the state.

He added that it has also been ensured to provide uninterrupted supply in schools and colleges.