Banks hesitate in lending to farmers in Uttar Pradesh; fertilizers and seeds in short supply Farmers in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh know at least one person they can count on in times of doubt or crisis. Manoj Kumar, 30, has been working with farmers for eight years, travelling to villages, discussing their problems, advising them on matters of farming and finance. These days he is

Bundelhand continues to be a major bone of contention between the Congress-led UPA at the Centre and the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh.

Within two months of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and demanding a development package for the Bundelkhand region, the Planning Commission has firmed up a proposal to set up a 4,000-Mw power plant there.

LUCKNOW: Aware of the ever-escalating power crisis in the state, the energy task force (ETF) headed by chief secretary Atul Kumar Gupta has given its nod to set up two more thermal power stations in the state.