UP assembly adjourn amidst opposition uproar over negligence of farmers

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Lucknow, Aug 3 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh assembly was adjourned on Monday after the opposition parties created an uproar over the Mayawati Government's failure to address to address the woes of farmers in the state.

Accusing the state government of neglecting farmers in drought hit areas, the opposition said it was turning a blind eye on the issue.

In July, Chief Minister Mayawati declared 47 of 71 districts in the state drought-hit.

Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators created a furor, by displaying banners and shouting slogans against the BSP regime.

Opposition legislators also assembled before the speaker and started shouting slogans, forced speaker Sukdeo Rajbhar to adjourn the house.

SP leader Shivpal Singh alleged that, "The cooperative, irrigation, and agriculture departments are sitting idle, when the farmers are suffering with drought. But even the minister and Chief Minister are not taking any action against the officer for their negligence."

Most part of the Uttar Pradesh has not received ample rainfall in this season, at many parts farmers are yet to initiate the process of sowing.

As per the State Agriculture Directorate, nearly six million hectares of land in the state was to be used for paddy cultivation, but now with monsoon eluding the region, only 5.2 million hectares is expected to be sown with the crop. (ANI)

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