Mayawati suggests measures to increase income of farmers

Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, August 20, 2010First Published: 21:04 IST(20/8/2010)
Last Updated: 21:07 IST(20/8/2010)

With the farmers' stir in Uttar Pradesh showing no signs of abating,
Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday suggested a slew of measures to
concerned officials to increase the income of the farming community
including giving a special impetus to milk production. "The income of
farmers should be increased by giving special impetus to milk
production, animal husbandry, pisciculture, sericulture and
horticulture sector", Mayawati said while directing officials to
provide adequate prices to the farmers for their produce.

Laxity in providing the agricultural inputs to the farmers would not
be tolerated, she said adding that an action plan should be prepared
to ensure completion of large irrigation projects at the earliest.

She said that the pending irrigation projects should be completed on
priority basis and ordered high level inquiry into the corruption
charges levelled in the renovation work of the sports hostel.

"Officers should also ensure that problems of the people are solved on
priority basis and schemes launched for the welfare of poor people
should be completed in a time bound manner so that the poor got its
full benefit", Mayawati said.

While directing to take stern action against land grabbers, Mayawati
directed that illegal lease holders should be ousted and the eligible
persons should be restored the possession.

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