UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done much more work for farmers in the last six years compared to what previous governments did.
The statement comes amid the ongoing farmers’ stir against the three central farm laws.
CM Yogi was inaugurating two sugar mills on the eastern side of UP when he also attacked the opposition, saying some people are not able to appreciate the welfare work being done for farmers by the BJP government, reported news agency PTI.
The chief minister inaugurated a sugar mill at Pipraich in Gorakhpur district and a second mill at Munderwa in Basti district from Gorakhpur digitally as his helicopter was unable to take off for Basti due to bad weather.
As per the PTI report, CM Yogi accused the previous governments of selling 21 sugar mills in the region at throwaway prices after suppressing farmers’ agitation against the move. Yogi Adityanath expressed satisfaction that his government was able to start two mills with “four times” higher processing capacity.
He also promised to open many more mills after the pandemic s controlled, PTI reported.
The chief minister said besides employing a large number of youths in the region, the two mills, the first ones to produce ‘sulpherless’ sugar in the state, would help the region register its name globally by the export of their product, reported PTI.
Referring to PM-KISAN scheme, the chief minister said the Modi government is directly sending Rs 6,000 per year to each of the farmers’ account, which has “made mediators restless as due to technology they are not able to loot farmers’ benefits”, as per PTI.
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Source: India Today