Yogi’s big announcement for farmers, sugarcane price will increase, stubble burning cases will be back
CM Yogi declares to increase price of sugarcane
Chief Minister said, electricity connection of farmers will not be cut due to outstanding bills
Sugarcane crushing season begins in UP from October 20
From farm to barn and seed to market, every need of farmers will be fulfilled: Chief Minister
Chief Minister Yogi interacted with the farmers
Lucknow, August 25: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday fulfilled the wish of the farmers. While making a big announcement, the Chief Minister has said that the government will withdraw the cases filed against the farmers due to burning of crops and the fine imposed on them will also be waived.
The Chief Minister also said that after completing the payment of cane price pending since 2010, now the government is going to increase the sugarcane price.
Yogi said that an announcement will be made in this regard very soon after consulting all the concerned parties.
He gave clear instructions to the officers that the electricity connection of a single farmer should not be cut at all due to outstanding electricity bills. At the same time, assuring the farmers that One-Time Settlement (OTS) scheme will also be brought so that the farmer does not have to pay interest on the electricity bill arrears.
Chief Minister Yogi was interacting with the farmers at his official residence here today. Interacting with the progressive farmers from different districts of the state, the Chief Minister said that when the sweat of the farmer sheds, the crop flourishes. Whether it is winter or summer or rain, the farmer is constantly engaged in his field. That is why the farmer was called ‘Annadata’.
The CM said that farmers may have been on the agenda of political parties for a long time, but they were never listened to. In this respect, the year 2014 was historic. He said that when the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came, the target of doubling the income of farmers was set.
Referring to the farmer-friendly policies during the meeting, Chief Minister Yogi said that unique efforts like Kisan Samman Nidhi, Crop Irrigation, Soil Health Card have changed the condition of agriculture and farmers.
He said that this government belongs to the farmers and from farm to barn and seed to market, wherever the farmers need, the government is standing with them.
Full payment of old dues will be done before the new session
Referring to the Purvanchal, which is called ‘Sugar bowl’ and ‘Sugarcane Belt’ to the Western UP, the Chief Minister said that the governments before 2017 did the work of shutting down sugar mills with bad intentions. The farmers were disappointed and disappointed, but in 2017, when the state gave a chance to PM Modi, whether the land of Chaudhary Charan Singh was Ramala or Pipraich and Munderwa, new sugar mills were established and old mills were renovated and run again. Somewhere there was an increase in the capacity and somewhere the machines equipped with the latest technology were installed.
Sharing the data with the farmers, the Chief Minister said that from the year 2007 to 2016, only 95 thousand crores of sugarcane price was paid. Everything was due for 96 months since 2010. In the last four and a half years, 1.42 lakh crores were paid. Today, not only is there arrears of 4 months, but 82 percent of the value of the current season has been paid.
He said that despite the closure of exports during the Corona period, sugarcane procurement continued. While 06 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured in 2016-17, this year a record 56 lakh metric tonnes of wheat was procured despite Corona.
He said that against the purchase of 16 lakh metric tonnes of paddy in 2016, we procured 66 lakh metric tonnes of paddy in the last season. It is also important in this that the purchase of the previous governments was done through ‘Arhtiyas’ (agent) whereas the present government ensured the purchase directly from the farmers and the money went directly to the bank account of the farmer.
Sugarcane crushing season to start from October 20
While fixing the date of commencement of the new crushing season, the CM said that on the demand of the farmers, sugar mills would start in the western region from October 20, while in the central region from October 25. Similarly, the mills of eastern region will start from the first week of November. On this, the farmers expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister by clapping.
Here are the big announcements of Chief Minister Yogi
-There will be an increase in the price of sugarcane. Decision will be taken after communicating with all concerned stakeholders.
-The cases filed against the farmers due to burning of crop residue ie stubble will be returned. Decision on refund of fine will also be taken soon.
-All previous payment will be made before the new season of sugarcane crushing.
-Due to arrears of electricity bill, the electricity connection of a single farmer will not be cut.
-OTS scheme will be brought so that interest is not payable on farmers’ old electricity bill dues.
-The sugar mills of the western region will start from October 20.
-The sugar mills of the central region will start from October 25.
-The operation of the sugar mills of the East region will start in the first week of November.