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Good News! Uttar Pradesh to Set up 5000 Warehouses for Farmers amid Protest

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

Amid the controversy and protest against central government's new agricultural legislation, Uttar Pradesh government has planned to construct about 5,000 warehouses to allow farmers to store their produce safely and get a fair price for their efforts.

According to reports, at least one warehouse will be constructed for every 10 villages.

“The scheme is expected to cost Rs 2,500 crore and will increase the storage capacity of the state by 8.60 lakh tons. It will provide huge relief to farmers by not only helping them protect their produce during natural calamities like rain and fire, but also in getting better rates as storing foodgrains properly will prevent them from rotting,” he said.

Moreover, farmers were forced to sell off their produce at whatever rate they are offered as they cannot store their grains and therefore wait for a better offer. The buyers are aware of this situation and use it to exploit the farmers.

“Other than helping increase the income of the farmers, the warehouses will also create employment opportunities for rural youth as there will be a requirement of caretakers, accountants, security personnel, supervisors,” says official.

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