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The UP government has launched a tender to buy 2.5 million smartphones and as many tablets. More purchases were expected

The government of Uttar Pradesh plans to distribute smartphones and tablets to students graduating from technical, medical and nursing institutions as well as those enrolled in skills development programs, officials familiar with the matter said. .

In a meeting he chaired on Saturday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked officials to prepare a list of those eligible to get these devices for distribution by the end of November.

An official spokesperson said the distribution modalities were being worked out. “We will publish details of the distribution of these devices soon. “

Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said the devices will give students digital powers and lead to the creation of job opportunities for them.

A supplementary budget had already been presented to the state assembly in August for ??3,000 crore for the purchase of devices for young people and to make them proficient in digital. The government has launched a tender to buy 2.5 million smartphones and as many tablets. It was expected that further purchases would be made.

Adityanath earlier last week announced an extension of the free ration distribution program until Holi (March) in the state linked to the poll. He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in the fight against Covid-19 and said free rations had been given to 150 million people in the state since 2020. On November 6, cash transfers were made. carried out on the accounts of the parents of the 18 million pupils. primary and higher schools to buy two sets of uniforms, bags, sweaters, shoes and socks.

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Opposition Samajwadi party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was offering freebies ahead of the 2022 parliamentary elections. “The BJP will not be able to win the polls no matter what it does. . “

BJP chief Chandra Mohan said the government had been working for the welfare of the people for five years. “We started with the forgiveness of agricultural loans until ??1 lakh. The decision to waive the loan was taken at the first meeting of the State Cabinet in 2017. ”

SK Dwivedi, former head of the political science department at Lucknow University, said the measures were being implemented to court voters. “Other parties give assurances to implement them if they win the ballot box. The BJP is in power and therefore is taking action to please voters now. “

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