Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.
With more rainfall in the past two days causing further damage of standing crops in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has declared emergency and cancelled the leave of all district magistrates, officials said here on Tuesday.
With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday underlined the importance of his state in ensuring the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' scheme, saying UP has all the necessary resources for it.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asked the farmers, devastated by heavy damages to their crops, not to take extreme steps, and said his government was committed to provide all possible help to them.