The Yogi Adityanath government is working on an action plan for a permanent solution to the problem of floods faced by the people of Uttar Pradesh, especially the eastern part of the state.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said until a permanent solution to the problem was found, the standard flood control procedures would be in place at flood-sensitive points in the state.
“It is because of the pro-active approach of the government towards the problem that no serious flood-related issues came up despite the rainfall being two to three times more than the average this year in the Terai regions,” Yogi said while distributing compensation to the tune of Rs 113.21 crore to 3,48,511 farmers in 19 flood-affected districts.
He made on-line payments to the farmers to compensate them for their crops destroyed in rain, an official release of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said on Thursday.
In the virtual address from his residence here on Thursday, the chief minister said, “Though the compensatory amount is modest as compared to the hard work and the losses suffered by the farmers, it is just a soothing gesture and a testimony to the commitment of the government towards the interests of the farmers.”
“Due to sheer hard work and labour of farmers, we could mitigate the adverse impact on the economy during the extraordinary coronavirus crisis,” he added.
The government, Yogi said, was duty-bound to ensure a fair price to the farmers for their produce and to ensure that they were not exploited at any level.
“Clear instructions have been issued to the district magistrates in this regard and anyone found exploiting farmers will be dealt with strictly,” he warned.
The Central and the state governments are also running several schemes like PM Irrigation, PM Crop Insurance, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, to double the income of farmers, the chief minister added.
Yogi Adityanath also spoke to farmers of five districts and learnt about their problems and possible solutions. He assured them that the government has already taken some proactive measures to minimise their losses.