Amid widespread agitation in opposition to the three central farm legal guidelines in Punjab and Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday asserted that the farmers’ welfare and the expansion of agriculture sector within the state are his authorities’s prime priorities.
Enlisting a slew of pro-farmers measures by his authorities in Uttar Pradesh, the chief minister mentioned his authorities ensured the crop procurement with none disruption as a result of coronavirus lockdown.
Addressing an internet CII occasion, Aityanath identified that over 100 sugar mills functioned efficiently in Uttar Pradesh following all anti-Covid precautions and protocols.
The chief minister mentioned because the Rabi crop in UP obtained prepared for harvesting amid the lockdown, the state authorities arrange 6,000 procurement centres to assist farmers promote their produce and these centres functioned efficiently adhering to all precautions.
He mentioned these centres procured 36 lakh metric tonnes of wheat.
For the Kharif crop too, four,000 procurement centres have been established, he famous.
Within the subsequent 4 years, the state authorities has additionally determined to construct over 5,000 godowns on the grassroots stage to retailer farm produce, he mentioned.