UP minister for Industrial Development, Satish Mahana said that the state government was committed to restoring Kanpur as an industrial city and taking a step in this direction, Lal Imli Mill of Kanpur would be rejuvenated with Central help.
Mahana was presiding over a meeting with officers of British India Corporation (BCI) and National Textile Corporation (NTC) in Lucknow on Wednesday. The meeting was organised to explore possibilities of rejuvenating Lal Imli Mill.
The minister said that all efforts would be made to restart the mill. He directed concerned officers to send a request again to the Union government for this. “Besdes, officers would personally speak to concerned Central government officers in this regard,” the minister said.
Free Boring Scheme, fund sanctioned
The UP government has sanctioned Rs. 38.83 crore for agriculture production subsidy to general category small and marginal farmers under Free Boring Scheme. The fund was sanctioned in the current fiscal.
As per an order issued by Minor Irrigation and Ground Water department, at least 25 tree saplings, which farmers find useful at local level, be planted at places where free boring would be done and the scheme should be launched in only those areas, where ground water table was satisfactory.
Fund sanctioned under Kamdhenu Scheme
The UP government sanctioned Rs. 25 lakh as first installment in the current fiscal for Kamdhenu Scheme aiming to increase productivity of milch cattle. A total of Rs. 50 lakh has been provisioned for the scheme. The Animal Husbandry department issued an order in this regard.
Nine crore saplings to be planted under ”One Person One Tree Scheme”
The government has plans to plant about nine crore tree saplings under ‘One Person One Tree’ scheme, which is being implemented as an integral part of ‘Ganga Haritima Abhiyan’ to encourage plantation on residential land in rural and urban areas.
Voluntary participation of people and government officers and employees will be ensured for successful implementation.
A Government Order said that ‘Smriti Van’ was being developed 10 hectares in all districts with voluntary participation of government servants.
A mobile app has been developed through which interested persons could get registered on the website ‘gangasewa.upsdc.gov.in.’ to participate in tree plantation.
13.49 lakh MT wheat purchased
Till date, 13.49 lakh metric ton of wheat was purchased directly from farmers under Minimum Support Price while in corresponding period last year, only 5.37 lakh metric ton of wheat was purchased.
The Food and Civil Supplies department said that 1,57,726.93 metric ton wheat was purchased so far and an amount of Rs. 2340.93 crore, cent percent of the due amount of wheat price, was paid to 2,21,509 farmers directly to their bank account.