Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday credited farmers’ hard work for the emergence of Uttar Pradesh as an economic superpower in the country and said in the last nine years, the nation had seen farmers and labourers becoming the agenda of a government for the first time.
Presiding over a programme for the payment of 14th installment of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to the farmers, the chief minister said, “A total of 2.63 crore farmers have been benefitted by the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana in the state and a sum of Rs 55,800 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of the farmers in Uttar Pradesh so far.”
The chief minister said, “Despite the success of the scheme, we heard from some of the farmers that the money is not reaching them. In view of this, the process of Aadhaar authentication is being started on a large-scale so that 100 per cent eligible farmers can benefit from this scheme.”
Chief Minister Yogi also launched the logo of the ‘Darshan’ portal, which will provide quick benefits of agricultural facilities to the farmers, and started registration of farmers for various grants and services.
Speaking about farmers, he remarked further, “Farmers do not belong to any caste, creed and religion, but are the ones who fulfill the needs of society with their hard work and feed the country and the world. Due to the hard work of the farmers of UP, today the state is being established as an economic superpower in the country.”
The chief minister added, “From today, this big campaign is starting in all the 55,000 gram panchayats of the state. Technology can be used not just to crack down on corruption, but also to provide benefits of government’s schemes to the needy. Employees of the Post Office, Agriculture and Revenue department will join the grand campaign to connect the eligible farmers with the scheme in every village. The initiative will be publicised in every village to benefit all the farmers.”
The chief minister said, “The face of the villages has changed today. Land records have been digitised to a large extent now, ending disputes. Earlier, disputes were a regular affair. Through the PM Swamitva Yojana, property ownership rights have been provided to hundreds of farmers. So far 56 lakh houses have been made available in UP and by the end of this year, houses will be provided to 1.5 crore families for which the survey work has been completed.”
“Today, villages are moving forward with technology, aiming for cleanliness with comprehensive improvement. The facility of BC Sakhi Yojana and village secretariat is being provided in the villages. Banking facilities have started in villages. One does not need to go elsewhere today to ensure that the money earned from villages is spent on its development alone, or for business purposes, for withdrawing pension or money from accounts. All these facilities are being made available to the people through BC Sakhi. Technology is the need today and work is going on to take it forward in the villages in a better way,” the chief minister said.
While highlighting the importance of the event, Chief Minister Yogi asserted, “This mega campaign is a grand campaign to pay respect to the farmers. All the organisations associated with this campaign will complete it on a large-scale. This will solve the complaints coming from the farmers and I hope that after June 10, no farmer of UP will complain of being denied the benefits of this scheme.”
On this occasion, Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi, Minister of state Baldev Singh Aulakh, Agriculture Production Commissioner Manoj Kumar Singh, Upkar Chairman Captain Vikas Gupta, and senior officers of the Agriculture department were present.