P.M. awarded Rs. 2 crore, trophy and appreciation letter to Uttar Pradesh at New Delhi for this achievement
Expressing pleasure, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji has congratulated the farmers of the State on getting the status of “Best Performing State” in the country in the sector of food grain production. She said that it was an achievement of 2.25 crore farmers’ families of the State.
She said that U.P. had become successful in getting this status owing to the better law and order situation and development oriented atmosphere, besides various facilities being given to the farmers in the State by the BSP Government.
It may be mentioned that Uttar Pradesh is the most populous and an agricultural state of he country. It is the definite opinion of the Hon’ble Chief Minister that the development of the State is not possible without the prosperity of the farmers. Therefore, she has given top-most priority to the agricultural sector and welfare of farmers during every regime of BSP Government. She initiated and implemented several schemes with a view to double the income of the farmers during the present regime, owing to which Uttar Pradesh became successful in getting the status of “Best Performing State” in the sector of food grain production in the country leaving behind Haryana and Punjab.
As a result of steps taken by the Hon’ble Chief Minister to double the income of the armers, Uttar Pradesh has achieved the first place in the country by producing 471.38 lakh tonne food grains in the year of 2010-11. The Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh awarded Uttar Pradesh for this achievement at a function organised in Delhi today in which he gave Rs. 2 crore prize money, trophy and appreciation letter. The Agriculture Minister of U.P. Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan received this award on behalf of the State Government.