UP: Cooperation as central theme in development

The new govt in Lucknow seems resolved to quicken the pace of development in the state. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has recently made several declarations including the one on labour creation on a big scale in a bid to redeem his poll promises.

Lucknow would soon send a proposal of Rs. 3.61 lakh crore to be approved by the planning commission of India for development of Uttar Pradesh in the next years.

The Yadav govt is at work bringing in a new integrated policy for cooperation and there are indications that the cooperative sector would figure prominently in its calculations.

Sources say several new sugar mills would be established in the state and the cooperative sector would be involved in running some of them.