Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) A 25-member delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh would soon be visiting countries like Australia, Fiji and Mauritius to study the use of advanced technology to better sugar cane harvest, it was announced Wednesday.
The directives were issued to officials by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav when a delegation of sugar cane growers met him here.
Asking officials to ensure that modern technology was intergrated in various projects being undertaken to enhance sugar cane production, Akhilesh Yadav directed them to send a farmer delegation to foreign countries so that they can be educated and informed of the new techniques.
The chief minister also directed officials to clear the dues of cane farmers on priority for the crushing season of 2011-12 and to comply with the orders of the Supreme Court on the matter.
He also warned officials that any laxity on this front would not be tolerated.
– Indo-Asian News Service