Lucknow, Jan 22: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that his government is running several schemes for the progress of farmers and poor people which will lead to an improvement in their condition.
"There would be a lot of improvement in the condition of farmers and poor in the time to come as the state government is running schemes for the progress of farmers and villages", Yadav said while inaugurating a three-day exhibition being held under the aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries here.
The chief minister said that the state government is providing free water for irrigation to farmers, work is in progress for a separate feeder system for proper power supply to the agriculture sector and assured that rural areas would get 16-hour power supply by 2016.
At another event organised to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of socialist leader Janeshwar Misra, Akhilesh paid tributes to him saying that his personality was such that it used to impress young and old alike.
"Socialist ideology was not just a matter of discussion but also a way of life for him", Yadav said, adding, that the state government is working on the path shown by him and running several welfare schemes for the common people.