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Yogi should take action against its Minister for calling farmers 'goons': Lallu

Lucknow, Nov 28 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Congress unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu has demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take action against the state Minister for allegedly making derogatory remarks against farmers.
Mr Lallu on Saturday told journalists that Anil Sharma, a state Minister in the Yogi government, has termed the farmers protesting against the agricultural laws, 'goondas.' This is a gross insult to the grain-providers who are fighting for their rights on the roads.
The BJP government should make it clear if it is with MSP or against it. The government should tell if the agricultural laws are against hoarding or with it.
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Rs 224 08 cr to poor under Sambal

20 Jan 2021 | 3:15 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan fired a broadside on Tuesday at the predecessor Congress dispensation by averring that it ceased extending benefits of the Sambal Yojana.
“However, my government revived the programme,” the veteran leader was officially quoted as saying while electronically transferring ex gratia of Rs 224.08 crore to 10,285 beneficiaries during a function at the state capital’s grand Minto Hall.

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MP CM’s challenge to lawbreakers

20 Jan 2021 | 2:56 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday threw down the gauntlet again to the liquor mafia.
Addressing divisional commissioners, inspectors general, collectors, police superintendents and excise officers via videoconferencing; the senior politician was officially quoted as saying, “Under no circumstances should incidents such as sale of hooch – which snuffed out lives in Ujjain and Morena districts – recur. Government functionaries will be rewarded for good performance. Information and intelligence systems of every district must be further developed plus strengthened. Awareness level ought to be raised among the masses. Joint teams of Police, Food and Drug Administration, Revenue and Excise departments should work ceaselessly in a well-planned manner.”

The meeting was informed that the Excise Policy requires amendment.

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Record paddy bought in MP

20 Jan 2021 | 2:40 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed satisfaction on Tuesday over the never-before purchase of 37.26 lakh metric tonnes paddy at support price, official sources said.
“A sum of Rs 5,000 crore has been disbursed to cultivators and 90 per cent of the crop transported. The remainder payment should be made at the earliest and milling executed as soon as possible,” the senior politician averred during a review meeting at Mantralaya.

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MP CM’s focus on irrigation

20 Jan 2021 | 2:21 AM

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday emphasised on expansion of irrigation facilities and timely completion of related projects while assuring that there will be no financial constraint whatsoever, it was officially learnt.
The senior politician was reviewing schemes being implemented by the Narmada Valley Development Authority. The projected watering capacity is 39.41 lakh hectares. Work of five projects namely the Ujjain-Dewas pipeline, Narmada-Malwa Gambhir Link, Harsud, Upper Beda Right Bank Canal and Omkareshwar Canal Phase-4 was completed in 2020. Action is underway with regard to inviting tenders for ten projects envisaging expenditure of Rs 22,081 crore. Sixteen projects are heading towards completion. As much as 225 MW is proposed to be generated.

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Farmer agitation reaches Day 55, HP Apple growers share non-APMC experiences

20 Jan 2021 | 12:08 AM

Shimla, Jan 18 (UNI) As the farmers, hailing mostly from Haryana and Punjab, brave harsh winters and other adversaries on the borders of Delhi, demanding rollback of three farm laws, stating that these would end the APMC markets, the ryots, especially Apple growers from Himachal Pradesh, have shared their not-so-pleasant stories regarding the same.

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