In the backdrop of a raging farmers’ protest, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday launched the Kisan Kalyan Mission in his state. The Kisan Kalyan Mission is aimed at doubling the income of the farmers in Uttar Pradesh by 2022. After the launch of the flagship programme, the UP Chief Minister, in a series of tweets wrote how the programme will benefit the farmers.
Twitting a video of the inauguration of Kisan Kalyan Mission, Yogi Adityanath said, “as promised by his government, the development schemes for farmers will be rolled out in 825 localities.” The Chief Minister also wrote on the microblogging site that many opposition leaders have been trying to mislead the farmers.
Under the Kisan Kalyan Mission, the farmers would be informed about the benefits of the new agriculture laws passed by the central government as well.
On New Year’s Eve, Yogi Adityanath had asked his officers to ensure the implementation of Kisan Kalyan Mission, according to a report in news agency Press Trust of India. The Chief Minister had asked officials to organize exhibitions and fairs for dissemination of information from January 6.