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Mayawati suggests measures to increase income of farmers

With the farmers` stir in Uttar Pradesh showing no signs of abating, CM Mayawati on Friday suggested a slew of measures to concerned officials to increase the income of the farming community.



Lucknow: With the farmers` stir in Uttar
Pradesh showing no signs of abating, Chief Minister Mayawati
on Friday suggested a slew of measures to concerned officials to
increase the income of the farming community including giving
a special impetus to milk production.

"The income of farmers should be increased by giving
special impetus to milk production, animal husbandary,
pisciculture, sericulture and horticulture sector", Mayawati
said while directing officials to provide adequate prices to
the farmers for their produce.
Laxity in providing the agricultural inputs to the
farmers would not be tolerated, she said adding that an action
plan should be prepared to ensure completion of large
irrigation projects at the earliest.

She said that the pending irrigation projects should
be completed on priority basis and ordered high level inquiry
into the corruption charges levelled in the renovation work of
the sports hostel.

"Officers should also ensure that problems of the
people are solved on priority basis and schemes launched for
the welfare of poor people should be completed in a time bound
manner so that the poor got its full benefit", Mayawati said.

While directing to take stern action against land
grabers, Mayawati directed that illegal lease holders should
be ousted and the eligible persons should be restored the
possession.

Mayawati said that the officers should go to the villages
and ensure that the disputes related to forest dwellers were
solved in an effective manner.

Directing the officials to ensure that the selection of
the beneficiaries under the UP Mukhya Mantri Mahamaya Arthik
Madad Yojana should be completed at the earliest, Mayawati
said the data entry work should be completed timely for
the purpose.
She said the verification of the beneficiaries under this
scheme should be conducted in the open meeting of the Gram
Sabha so that transparency in it could be ensured.

The State Government had set up a target of benefiting
about 30 lakh poor people who were deprived of the benefits of
the BPL and Antyodaya Yojana under the scheme.

While asking officials to ensure availability of doctors
and medicines at primary and community health centres,
Mayawati said problem of shortage of nurses should also be
sorted out.

The Chief Minister directed the officers of Mandi
Parishad that necessary arrangements for providing
remunerative prices to farmers of their produce should be
made.

Expressing displeasure over the functioning of milk
co-operative societies, Mayawati said that improvement should
be made immediately while chalking out new milk routes and
strengthening the milk societies.

PTI

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