Amethi will be made model of development: Rahul Gandhi

Amethi, PTI | Updated : 13 June 2013, 05:14 PM

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday promised to change the face of his parliamentary constituency Amethi and said it would be a model of development in the country.

"I have resolved to change the face of Amethi, Rae Bareli and Uttar Pradesh and would do so...the face of Amethi would be changed in such a way that in days to come people of the country would see how development has taken place here," Gandhi said after laying the foundation stone of a sub post office in Shukul Bazar area.

Gandhi, who was on a day-long visit to Amethi, said Hindustan Paper mill would be set up in the constituency and would give employment to about 10,000 people.

The paper mill would also benefit farmers as their bamboo and eucalyptus would be used in it, Gandhi said.

Besides, a power plant and a hotel management institute would also come up in the area, he promised.

He said a district level post office would come here for which the government has already given its approval.

For the benefit of farmers, 40 food processing units are being set up in Fursatganj area from where they would be able to directly send their produce like potato, aonla and milk out of the country.

On the Union government's resolve to take development schemes to the people, he said Aadhar card is aimed towards this goal so that the benefits of schemes like MNREGA and pension scheme reach in their accounts directly.

"You people say that corruption is increasing, it would also be controlled through it," he added.

Earlier on his arrival, the Congress leader met party workers and locals and gave a hearing to their grievances.

First Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 09:10 AM
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