The newly formed Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday held its third cabinet meeting in the state capital and gave its nod to eight schemes, including implementation of Prime Minister Fasal Beema Yojana (PMFBY) and e-Tendering in government departments.
In a closed-door meeting of the cabinet that ended after an hour, some other major decisions were taken.
"The lackluster attitude of the previous government was proving to be a hindrance in the implementation of various central government scheme including the PMFBY. Now, it has been decided the scheme will be implemented within the next two years", cabinet minister Siddharthnath Singh informed the media after the cabinet. In order to further streamline the clearance of insurance claim of the farmers, the state has been divided into 12 clusters. "It has also been decided that one insurance company will only be given the charge of two clusters so that the claims are settled timely", he added. The government has also decided to open 12 new agriculture science centres. The names of the Agra and Gorakhpur airports will not be changed.