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UP-Netherlands sign pact for setting up skill development centre

image UP-Netherlands sign pact for setting up skill development centre

Lucknow, July 18 (KNN) In order to  facilities  and  agri-techniques  to  farmers  of  the  state,  a  skill development centre would be established in UP, with the cooperation of Netherlands, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister  Akhilesh Yadav has said.

With this facility, the farmers would get information of not only food processing but also of how modern techniques can be also used for better produce of sugarcane, potato, dairy development and flowers. Other than this, the Dutch government would also help in cleaning the Yamuna in Agra and in sewage treatment.

Recently, an MoU was signed by the Dutch Ambassador  Alphonsus  Stoelinga  and  the  UP  Chief  Secretary  Deepak Singhal,  in  the  presence  of  the  UP  Chief  Minister.

According to the MoU, Netherlands would assist Uttar Pradesh in Solid  Waste  Management,  Urban  Development  and  Infrastructure, 2 Water  Management,  Water  Supply,  cleanliness  of  water  resources, sewage treatment, transport management and revival of water bodies.

Other  than  this,  it  would  also  help  in  land  reclamation  of 1500 acres  in  the  Ganga  basin  in  Kanpur  and  development  of cultural heritage. The Chief Minister said that by works undertaken under the MoU, income of farmers would increase and that agriculture production would increase, dairy industry would be modernised and modern technology would be introduced in the food-processing industry.

The MoU would also boost the agro-processing industry, especially units based on potato and many new jobs would also be created. The chief minister agro-processing industry also added that the two governments would take up skill development, training, research, symposiums and educational journeys and that with this PPP would also be encouraged. (KNN/ AR)


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