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In order to create resources for the farm loan waiver in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led UP government has come out and dropped the ire on some of the projects of the previous government terming them as ‘wasteful’.

Commenting on the matter, state agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said that the fund allocation to the wasteful projects by the Samajwadi party had been stopped to make resources for the farmers needing a loan waiver.

Speaking to PTI, Sahi said, “The wasteful expenses incurred in different schemes of the erstwhile SP government such as Gomati River Front Scheme and Janeshwar Mishra Park have been stopped and funds utilised to make the budgetary provision of Rs 36,000 crore for payment of crop loan outstanding against small and marginal farmers in the state.”

He said, “The wasteful expenses incurred in different schemes of the erstwhile SP government such as Gomati River Front Scheme and Janeshwar Mishra Park have been stopped.”

The Uttar Pradesh government is more concerned towards much sensitive matters and the needs of the farmers. The BJP government is dedicated towards the improvement of farmers’ conditions, he added.

Hinting towards bringing back the traditional methods of farming, he added that there is also a proposal to implement the bio-agriculture programme under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture in almost 30 districts.

While talking to media, Sahi said that a provision of Rs 968.57 cr has been made under the National Agriculture Development Scheme (NADS), while an arrangement of Rs 450 crore made for Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMSBY).

The decision was passed with a target of producing 567 lakh metric tonnes of food grains and 11 lakh oil seeds.

First Published | 18 July 2017 2:35 PM
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