Lucknow: Before the issuing of notification of elections in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister K H Muniyappa on Saturday said one member of a farmer's family whose land had been acquired for the rail coach factory by his ministry would be given employment. 447 hectares of land of1379 farmers had been acquired by the Ministry for the rail coach factory.

The decision would also cover Rae Bareli where the land had been acquired for a rail coach factory, the minister said. The farmers of Rae Bareli have urged the Ministry to provide them employment on the basis of their educational qualifications. Railways has started the process of recruiting the farmers for posts of Group D.

JPN/Bureau