Rs 2,200 cr package for co-operative movement in UP

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Jaunpur, Nov 30 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh may soon get a Rs 2,200 crore special central package to strengthen the co-operative movement in the state, co-operative Minister Swami Prasad Maurya said here today.

The Dr A K Vaidyanathan committee had proposed the grant of the central package to UP, he said addressing newspersons here.

''All the audit formalities in relation to the package have been completed and an agreement letter signed,'' the minister informed.

Castigating former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav for ''weakening'' the movement, Mr Maurya noted that, ''some persons on important posts in the past had rendered the co-operative movement weak.'' ''However, Chief Minister Mayawati is working towards the betterment of the movement...she is attempting to end 'parivarvaad' and 'vyaktivaad' by establishing democractic principles in the co-operatives,'' the minister said.

Noting that the farmers should recieve DAP manure and improved variety of seeds through the co-operative societies only, he said this year, farmers were supplied DAP manure two times in quantity than the previous year.

The co-operative socities lying defunct would be run again soon, the Minister added.


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