Thursday, December 17, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Mayawati wants to double the agricultural production in Uttar Pradesh

Mayawati wants to double the agricultural production in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Dec 16 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today directed
the officers to formulate a strategy for doubling the agricultural
production of the State and present it before the State Cabinet within
a month.

She directed the officers to take punitive action against those who
had furnished wrong income certificates to avail various government
facilities. She also decided to replace Jal Nigam with some other
department for the installation of hand-pumps under the rural drinking
water programme, so that its resources could be fully utilised for the
large projects.

Ms Mayawati gave these directives when officials apprised her of the
feedback they received during the monthly review meeting of the
Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of all the Departments.

The Chief Minister said her government wanted to make the farmers of
the State prosperous and happy and keeping this in mind it had taken
several important decisions. She asked the officers of all the related
Departments to prepare a strategy for doubling agricultural production
and present it before the Cabinet within a span of one month.

She said a consolidated action plan should be formulated with the
coordination between agriculture and related activities, so that the
farmers got various agricultural inputs/facilities like fertilisers,
certified seeds, soil testing and irrigation in a timely and smooth
manner, so that the income of the farmers could be doubled in the next
three years. She said adequate quantity of fertilisers should be
stored before the start of the crop cycle, so that the farmers had no
difficulty in getting them.

She also directed the DMs to keep a check on the distribution of
fertilisers by private sellers. She said priority should be accorded
to such proposals which could be sent to the Government of India under
the Backward Area Grant Fund in the next fiscal, which would ensure
creation of enough agricultural infrastructure in the rural areas.

She said the number of Mandis should be increased, so that the farmers
got fair prices of their produce.


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