Lucknow, April 5: Yogi Adityanath Cabinet in its first meeting took nine decisions including waive off small and marginalized farmers’s agricultural loan up to 1 lakh rupees. The decision was taken in the first cabinet meeting of the new government held in Lucknow on Tuesday. Also Proposals for banning illegal slaughter houses and purchase of wheat have also been accepted in the cabinet.
Talking to media persons after the cabinet meeting, Power Minister Srikant Sharma said, the cabinet has decided to purchase 80 lakhs metric tons wheat during the current season and 5000 purchase centers will be opened for the purpose. He said, the cabinet also approved the setting up of anti-Romeo squad to protect girls and women.
Meanwhile, about 86 lakh small and marginal farmers of the state will benefit from Uttar Pradesh Government decision. About 36 thousand crore rupees of financial burden will be on the public exchequer to implement the decision of waiving off the agri-loans. BJP had promised in its Sankalp Patra, released during assembly polls, waving off agri-loans.
Significantly, Yogi cabinet approves setting up of three separate committees of Ministers on formulation of new Industrial policy, to check illegal mining and to protect the interests of potato growing farmers. Two Committees of potato farmers and illegal mining will be headed by the Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Committee for formulation of new industry policy will be headed by the Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Dinesh Sharma.
Government has said that to attract investors and to increase avenues for employment a new industrial policy is needed. This committee will visit to different states to study the industrial policies of industrialized states and submit its report to the government.