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UP to set up multi-purpose farmers service centres

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has ordered setting up of farmers service centres in rural areas to provide all necessary assistance under one roof.

Written by Agencies | Lucknow |
September 17, 2009 12:15:27 pm

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has ordered setting up of farmers service centres in rural areas to provide all necessary assistance under one roof.

“Farmers service centres should be set up in rural areas on public private partnership (PPP) model where all facilities should be provided under one roof,” she said during a review meeting with the principal secretaries held last evening.

She also directed that advance arrangements should be made to provide various agricultural inputs,including fertilisers and seeds,for the Rabi season.

“It had been observed that due to lack of proper arrangements problems are being faced by the farmers and they are forced to purchase fertiliser and seeds from private sector on higher prices,” the Chief Minister said.

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Besides,effective measures should be taken to check smuggling of fertilisers and seeds specially on the Indo-Nepal border.

“Agriculture department officials should take a lesson from the drought and should chalk out a contingency plan for future,” she said.

She said installation of 10,000 sodium lights in Ambedkar villages and setting up of 2,000 Ambedkar community centres should be completed at the earliest.

Mayawati said stern action should be taken against officials and employees concerned if there is any irregularity in the implementation of schemes meant for SC/ST,backward and minorities.

She said to check corruption in old age pension scheme,a proper verification of beneficiaries should be done at least once a year. Officials said an expenditure of Rs 1,015 crore had been fixed for the welfare of the minorities under a multi-sectoral scheme.

Mayawati directed that to promote investment through private sector and PPP model,a department wise review should be done by industrial development commissioner and a detailed report should be prepared.

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