Lucknow: Gaon Connection, a rural all-colour weekly newspaper in Hindi, was launched on Sunday in an attempt to bridge the gap between villagers and the government.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched the new weekly at Kanaura village on the outskirts of Lucknow."The paper will carry stories from villages and act as a bridge between the government and villagers, informing them about larger schemes that have been launched for their welfare," said Neelesh Mishra, the brain behind the venture.

Neelesh is a journalist, lyricist and script writer. His father, scientist-turned-educationist S.B. Mishra, is the editor-in-chief of Gaon Connection, which is being circulated in all 75 districts of the state.


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