In order to have a reality check of the implementation of the government schemes and status of villages in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi had appointed top IAS and IPS officers as nodal officers who have been touring all the 75 districts of the state. These officers had been given the responsibility to inspect paddy and sugarcane purchase centres, cow shelters, and the implementation of various government schemes.
To achieve the cause, the officers have been meeting farmers across the state and interacting with them on their problems. As per the government spokesman, the move aims to reach out to the state’s farmers and convey to them the steps being taken by the state government for their welfare.
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Officials have bee asked to ensure that farmers are not facing any problems while selling their produce. Subsequently, the nodal officers are continuously in dialogue with the farmers to understand their problems, inspect the irrigation facilities being used, power availability and inspect the operations of cow shelters. These officers have been involved in the exercise for about three days no and are about to submit their report to the government, the spokesman added.
The team of nodal officers included Devesh Chaturvedi, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Agriculture, who visited Varanasi and inspected paddy purchase centres and interacted with farmers; Hemant Rao, ACS, backward welfare, inspected paddy purchase centres in Aurraiya; while Sanjay Bhoosreddy, ACS, sugarcane and excise; Dimple Verma, Principal Secretary and Raj Shekhar, Divisional Commissioner, Kanpur, inspected paddy purchase centres and progress under the ongoing ‘virasat’ scheme.