This was announced yesterday by state agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi at a Pension Mela in the Tarkulwa block in Deoria.
"The BJP government will provide CUG (Closed User Groups) number smart-phones through the agriculture department to lekhpals (revenue officers). In these, smart-phones there will be an app, which will help the lekhpals to upload all the information pertaining to their village.
"The officers concerned will also be able to know the location of the lekhpals, and the lekhpals cannot give any excuses," he said.
"These smart-phones would be made available by May-June by the agriculture department," the minister said
He also said, "The UP government is helping everyone without making any discrimination. Instead of religion and caste, the poverty status of people has been made the criteria."
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