"We will fulfill all the promises in letter and in spirit", Mr Singh said.The Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi who is in Deoria told mediaperson that BJP government will come out with a concrete plan on farm waiver scheme.
The Yogi government, therefore, has been burning midnight oil since it was formed on March 19 on working out the modalities to implement its election promise of loan waiver for the farmers.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh will soon get a new industrial policy that aims to create an investor friendly climate in the state, as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to prepare a draft in this regard at the earliest. The newly appointed Chief Minister also said that the crackdown on meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh was not his action, but his government was just following the National Green Tribunal's 2015 order.
A list of 1.5 crore loans availed by the farmers was finalised and sent to the CM for approval.
Listing out the priorities of his government, Adityanath said protection of "rashtra" (nation) will be the main "dharma" (religion) of his government. The other issues the first cabinet may take up include increased power supply to farmers and an ordinance for slaughterhouses. "The focus will be on honouring the promises made in the party's manifesto", he said. As per an estimate, there are about 2.3 crore farmers in UP and more than 90% of them are small and marginal among them, says chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar.
As the loan amount is huge, the government had to mull various options, including raising loans, to honour the saffron party's commitment.
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The meeting would be attended by all senior officials and department heads.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had said in his campaign speeches that writing off farm loans would be among the foremost tasks of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.
They added that it was one of the reasons for putting the cabinet meeting on hold till some way was found to honour the prime minister's poll promise that the BJP government would take a decision on farmers' loan waiver at its first cabinet meeting.
However, the Babri panel did not agree with CJI's directive and affirmed that a clear decision should be made.
Maurya, however, declined to comment when asked if farm loan waiver would be on the agenda of the meeting.