Over 1 cr farmers submit details for loan waiver

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Sep 2017 08:33:42



OVER 57 lakh farmers have submitted their details for the Maharashtra Government’s crop loan waiver scheme on the last date of application which was September 22, said officials from the state cooperation department.
The total number of farmers who have applied for loan waiver has now crossed the mark of one crore, he said.
The figure contradicts Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ claim of some 89 lakh farmers would benefit from the Rs 34,000 crore loan waiver scheme.

Fadnavis had announced the scheme on June 24 and asked all the farmers to register on Aapale Sarkar Online portal. At the same time, government had asked the all the banks including the cooperative, public and private sector to share their data of farmers accounts having overdue loans. Maharashtra Government has decided to waive loan up to Rs 1.50 lakh of a farmer. It has also made it clear that only one member in a family will get the benefit of loan waiver. A senior officer from state cooperation department said the Government officials will check each and every account details given by the banks with farmers registered with Aapale Sarkar.