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UP minister welcomes 10% reservation in jobs, educational institutions

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) 

Tuesday welcomed the Union cabinet's decision to provide 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to the economically weaker sections.

"The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections had been taken by the without disturbing the existing system and it was a welcome step," Rana told reporters here.

Praising the central and state governments for implementation of various welfare schemes, he said has topped in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana under Chief Yogi Adityanath's rule.

Talking about sugarcane dues of farmers, the said, "The in the state had made a record by clearing dues worth Rs 33,700 crores out of total cane purchase of Rs 35,500 crore."

"To clear the remaining dues, the had made provisions of Rs 5535 crore for the sugarcane units," Rana said.

He said the UP government had taken action against the defaulting sugarcane units and set a target for payment of the dues.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:50 IST