Lucknow: In a relief for farmers of Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday decided to waive off the loan of small and marginal farmers in the state.
The decision to waive off Rs 30,729 crore worth of farmers’ loans was taken at the first cabinet meeting of the Adityanath government.
The move, which was a part of the BJP’s manifesto, will benefit around 2 crore 15 lakh farmers in the state.
“Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is heading a committee to look into farmer issues. Farmers will Rs 10 more than minimum support price per quintal. 5,000 wheat purchasing centres will be set up and they will be monitored by ministers,” Uttar Pradesh minister Shrikant Sharma said, addressing the media.
A report on farmers’ relief will be submitted in one month, Uttar Pradesh minister Sidharth Nath Singh added.
During the press conference, the government also stated that Yogi Adityanath wants zero tolerance on bad law and order. It, however, warned the policemen from harassing couples during their anti-Romeo raids across the state.
The government added that all illegal slaughterhouses will be shut down and no comprise in that regard will be tolerated.
“Only 26 illegal slaughterhouses have been closed down by the government. The Cabinet decision in this regard reiterates that only legal slaughterhouses will be allowed in the state,” said Sidharth Nath Singh.