Mayawati tweets her worries about unpaid cane and the lumpy virus in Uttar Pradesh.

BSP national president Mayawati says government should pay close attention to health of farmers . UP government admitted that huge arrears are being paid to cane growers in the state .

LUCKNOW: BSP national president Mayawati said on Thursday that the government should pay close attention to the health of farmers.According to Vidhan Sabha, the UP government has admitted that huge arrears are being paid to cane growers in the state, and she said that the government should honor its responsibility and take a severe and strict approach to ensure timely payment of the arrears.Despite being an agrarian economy, it is a point of profound worry that governments aren't concerned about agriculture and farmers.Farmers in rural India are finding it difficult to get a fair price for their produce, due to pending cane arrears and livestock loss.

The next crisis brewing in rural areas is a breeder dying as a result of a lumpy virus in Gujarat, Rajasthan, MP and UP.The self-sufficient rural system is based on livestock.In a tweet, UP and other state governments should provide appropriate financial assistance to the affected populations, she said.