Uttar Pradesh: Yogi govt set to make record purchase of pulses & oilseeds

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Government led by Chief Minister Yogi Addityanath is all set to make record purchase of oilseeds and pulses from the state farmers after buying huge quantities of wheat from them.

The Government has made the necessary preparations, including setting up of firms that will carry out the task. The scheme will be launched in Bundelkhand first where women will be entrusted with the responsibility to buy oilseeds and pulses from local farmers. The Government aims at both giving farmers of UP their due by elevating their income and living standards and empowering women and making them self-reliant through the initiative.
The initiative will not only give women employment opportunities, but also allow them to become shareholders in the companies purchasing the crops, thereby increasing their income manifold. The membership drive for interested women is going on in full swing.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who is credited with bringing development to Bundelkhand, one of the most backward regions in UP during previous governments, earlier launched the pulses and oilseeds value chain project. The Government has completed preparations for launching the scheme in two districts of Bundelkhand. It will start with the purchase of Kharif crop in the month of September-October.

The Jhalkari Bai Mahila Kisan Producer Company Limited has already been formed to start operating the project. The three-year project will see inclusion of 17,700 women as share holders. Women belonging to 250 villages will purchase pulses and oilseeds in three development blocks of Mahoba and four of Jhansi.

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The Yogi Government is continuously working to empower the girl child and women of the state through its various schemes since it assumed office over four years ago. The Government has formed a company of women in five cities and engaged them in buying milk. Now preparations have been intensified to engage these women in the purchase of pulses and oilseeds in the Kharif crop. The schemes will see empowerment of women of Bundelkhand region.
After making record purchase of wheat, the Yogi Government is gearing up for record procurement of pulses and oilseeds.

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