Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday assured the farmers that the state government was committed to a turn around in their fortunes and was initiating many schemes in this direction.
After paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh on his anniversary, the Chief Minister was speaking at a function here when he rued that despite so many years of independence, the farmer community continues to suffer.
“Ours is the first government in 70 years which, in a short time of nine months, has rolled out many schemes for the farmers. We have also waived off crop loans worth Rs 70,000 crore in just nine months,” Adityanath said.
He also felicitated farmers who have done commendable work in farming.
A total of 32 farmers were honoured by the Chief Minister of which ten were given Rs 1 lakh each, 10 Rs 75,000 each and 12 Rs 50,000 each.
Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi also assured the farmers that the government was committed to doubling their income by 2022, as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.