Traditional farmers conserving old, traditional seeds and promoting organic farming like Kamala Pujhari, Rajkumari Devi, Babulal Dahiya and Hukumchand Patidar were awarded as well.
The government on Friday said nearly 57% of the 5.56 million beneficiary farmers would soon have their outstanding loans of over Rs 50,000 waived .
Scindia termed his own assignment, of handling West UP, as “a very challenging one” given the strong presence of other parties like the SP, BSP, RLD and BJP .
This strategy of focusing on the 1.4 lakh booths — Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot — was the brainchild of Shah when he was the in-charge of UP in the 2014 elections.
Sadhna Singh, the BJP MLA from Mughalsarai, had made the remarks last week at a rally whose video is freely available online.
Members of both Houses of Parliament are supposed to adopt three villages apiece under the scheme.
In the first indication of a joint effort, SP workers were seen holding protests in various parts of the state on Sunday against the offensive comments made by BJP MLA Sadhna Singh on Mayawati.
About 1,500 copies of the coffee-table book would be published for distribution among politicians, foreign diplomats and Indian embassies abroad.
The proposed law was criticised by activists and the Opposition, led by Rahul Gandhi, as an attempt by the government to stifle the RTI Act.
MP government aims to start transferring money directly into the bank loan accounts of farmers across the state, which would mean that the bank would immediately adjust the same against the outstanding loan.
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