UP cabinet meet on Tuesday

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Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) The first cabinet meeting of the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Uttar Pradesh government will take place here on Tuesday, an official said on Monday.

The meeting will be presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Shastri Bhavan.

Among other things, the meet will focus on the loan waiver programme for farmers which is likely to be approved.

The programme was a major poll promise made by the BJP during the state assembly poll campaign.

Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Sahi said the government was committed to fulfilling its promise to farmers and modalities in this regard were being worked out.

Since the new government was formed on March 19, there have been informal meetings of the state cabinet ministers but no official meeting.

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