These relate to power supply, housing, technical education, among others
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati laid the foundation for 484 projects worth Rs. 6,035 crore on the occasion of the fifth death anniversary of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram on Sunday.
The main function was held at the imposing Kanshi Ram memorial. The projects are related to power supply, housing for the urban poor, technical education, water supply and solid waste management.
Ms. Mayawati unfurled five power transmission centres built at a cost of Rs. 135 crore in different parts of the State and 42 sub-stations of 33/11 KV built at a cost of Rs.. 99.70 crore.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation for power projects of over Rs. 2,000 crore. the total worth of the schemes and projects pertaining to water supply, sewerage and waste disposal was Rs. 2,104 crore.
Before unveiling the different schemes, floral tributes were paid to the BSP’s founder by Ms. Mayawati, Rajya Sabha MP Satish Chandra Mishra and senior government officials, including Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh and Chief Secretary Anoop Mishra. Buddhist monks were present.
The Chief Minister did not address a gathering of BSP supporters and left after unveiling the projects, but the memorial was thrown open to the assemblage after her departure.
A press release issued by the State Information and Public Relations Department later said that on the directive of the Chief Minister the memorial sites and monuments would remain open to the public from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer (March to October) and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during winter (November to February).
Before arriving at the memorial, Ms. Mayawati visited the Prerna Sthal where the BSP founder’s ashes have been kept.
The central hall of the memorial houses 18-foot high bronze statues of Kanshi Ram and Ms. Mayawati and six large murals on the BSP founder.
The central dome (cupola) has a height of 54 metres.