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Sugarcane will be foundation of industrial development in UP: Yogi

Lucknow, Nov 13 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that in the last 15-year period, people assumed that sugarcane farming and sugar mill meant loss.

“Sugarcane will form the foundation of industrial development in future. We will be able to do this in the coming two years, which will be the basis of bringing prosperity for the youth and traders of the state,” said the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister also appealed to the farmers not to burn the cane leaves left after harvesting and the paddy stubble. It is harmful to the environment. It also has a bad effect on health and also affects the fertility.
The Chief Minister launched the web portal (caneup.in) and E-Ganna mobile app here on Wednesday, for transparency and providing facilities to sugarcane farmers. It has been developed by Sugar Industry and Cane Development Department. During the event, the CM said that the farmer is a provider for us. “Transparency will be ensured through this app and web portal, black marketing will stop and farmers will be able to get their sugarcane weighed by showing the message if the slip is lost,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that when farmer-centric schemes are not the focal point of the government’s schemes, then farmer-friendly policies cannot be formed. “When the agenda of politics is not decided through the farmer, then family, caste, vote and religion become the agenda. Politics becomes a den of dishonesty and corruption. When a sensitive Prime Minister comes, then the agenda of politics becomes village, farmer and youth,” said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kept the interests of farmers paramount since coming to power in 2014. “He did the work of bringing such farmers into mainstream of politics who had either been marginalized or were forced to commit suicide. Many schemes have been started by keeping the farmers at the center, which will bring prosperity in their life and make the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan meaningful,” he said.
The CM said that since the last 2.5 years, comprehensive improvements have taken place in sugarcane department. “We have made efforts to form a transparent system so that farmers do not have to suffer if they miss the slip and there is no unfair means used in weighing. The state government has been successful in sending the payment of about Rs 76 thousand crore directly to the account of sugarcane farmers. We have fixed the deadline for the payment of the remaining Rs 2.75 thousand crore,” he said.
The Chief Minister said the discussion of capacity expansion of Ramala Sugar Mill has been taking place for the last 30 years. “Now, a sugar mill with the crushing capacity of 50,000 quintals per day has come up in Ramala. Its direct beneficiaries will be farmers of Baghpat, Shamli and Muzaffarnagar,” he said. He added, when the process of making ethanol from sugarcane starts, sugarcane farmers will not have to wander around with their produce. “We will produce required amount of sugar and the rest will be made into ethanol. This will lessen the dependency of the country on diesel and petrol. The money of the country will stay in the country and it will go to the farmers,” he said.
The CM told the cane committees that in the future, we need to connect the department with such a system that could promote self-reliance. “We need to work towards the direction of sugar development fund. This fund could be a new step towards the modernization of sugar mills. The capacity of such sugarcane mills could be enhanced that have low capacity. New measures could be taken for the welfare of sugarcane farmers through this fund,” he said.

Sugarcane Minister Suresh Rana, Minister of State Suresh Pasi, Chief Secretary RK Tiwari, Industrial Development Commissioner Alok Tandon, and Sugar Industry and Cane Development Principal Secretary Sanjay Bhoos Reddy were present at the event.

Data of 119 sugar mills of the state is integrated on this portal and app. Through them, the farmer will be able to see his entire speculation, how many slips were made, how many slips were released, how many are left, and how the calendar would be. In case of any problem, the farmer can also file a complaint through it.

While giving the feedback, Arvind Singh, sugarcane farmer from Vikram Jyot, Basti said that this web portal and app has ended the rule of mafia and middlemen. It is a big achievement for sugarcane farmers. With this, farmers, who were reluctant to continue sugarcane cultivation have started it again. Another farmer Krishnapal of Baghpat district of western Uttar Pradesh said that after Chaudhary Charan Singh, if anyone has spoken about farmers, then it is Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier, there were queues at sugar mills, but now the farmers can get their slips at home which is a big boon for the sugarcane farmers.
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