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CM Yogi Adityanath to hold first UP cabinet meet today; farm loan waiver, electricity for everyone top agenda

Bhartiya Janta Party’s first cabinet meeting -led Uttar Pradesh government is going to be held in Lucknow today.

The meeting will be headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Shastri Bhavan.

 Five main topics of agenda are as follows :
  1. Road, water, electricity and purification of the Ganga are the key issues likely to be discussed.
  2. The meet will focus on the loan waiver programme for farmers which is likely to be approved.
  3. Key issue of ordinance on slaughterhouses is likely to be taken up.
  4. According to sources, discussion on wheat purchase, and construction of a stadium in Ghazipur are also on agenda.
  5. There may be changes in some schemes launched by the Akhileshs’ government.
 The program was a major poll promise made by the BJP during the state assembly poll campaign.

Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi said the government was committed to fulfilling its promise to farmers.

The BJP, in its Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra, has promised to waive the loans of small and marginal farmers. Prime Minister Narendera Modi too had said in his campaign ,that writing off farm loans would be one of the most important tasks of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh.

Sources of Government said around 2.30 crore farmers in the state has suffered losses due to natural calamities in the recent past and were unable to repay loans amounting to about Rs 62,000 crore.

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