Farmers' body hits out at Uttar Pradesh govt

As the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government completed one year in office, a farmers' body today accused the ruling dispensation of failing to fulfil the promises made to farmers during the state assembly elections last year.

"The BJP government has failed to provide relief to the farming community in the state. The farmers who grow wheat, paddy, potato and sugarcane are facing many problems," Rashtriya Kisan Manch chief Shekhar Dixit said in a statement here.

"The Yogi Adityanath government had announced a crop loan redemption scheme for farmers. But, the reality is that a number of farmers in the state got only a minuscule amount under this step," he said.

UP BJP spokesperson Manish Shukla, however, trashed the claims.

"These are baseless allegations levelled against the UP government. In fact, the work done by the Yogi Adityanath's government in one year exceeds the work done for the farmers by the previous governments," he said.

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