‘Rs 237 cr credited to accounts of farmers’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jan 2018 09:39:45


Staff Reporter,

An amount of Rs 237,29,93,691/- has been credited to accounts of a total 39,440 farmers in Nagpur district so far and the process of extending benefits of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana or loan waiver scheme is in progress, said Sachin Kurve, District Collector.

Kurve was addressing mediapersons during a ‘Madhyam Samvad’ programme organised under State Government’s ‘Sankalp-Siddhi Mohim’ (a drive to make people aware of promises fulfilled) in District Collectorate on Tuesday. Prashant Kale and L J Wardekar, Foodgrains Distribution Officers; Satish Bhosle, Deputy District Registrar; Ayub Khan, District Lead Bank Manager; Anil Gadekar, District Information Officer, were present prominently on the occasion.

Under the loan waiver scheme, there are three components -- loan waiver up to Rs 1.50 lakh, one-time settlement if farmers are willing to repay the prescribed portion of the loan, and incentives. Of a total 39,440 farmers who have got benefits of these three components of the scheme, as many as 32,050 farmers have got loan waiver benefits to the tune of Rs 220,64,29,750/-, 198 farmers have got benefits of one-time settlement to the tune of Rs 1,47,14,221/-, and 7,192 farmers have got incentives to the tune of Rs 15,18,49,720/-. “The process is still in progress,” Kurve said.

Of the total 39,440 farmers benefited under the scheme so far, maximum 21,164 farmers got the scheme benefits through Nagpur District Central Co-operative Bank Limited. Replying to a question, Bhosle said that the administration had received total 1,11,000 applications on-line. Of these, as many as 17,000 were from people residing in Nagpur city but having farm-lands in Bhandara, Chandrapur, Akola, Jalgaon etc. Under the one-time settlement component, the Government has released an amount of Rs 40 crore for an estimated 6,540 eligible farmers. However, the funds could be transferred to the accounts of farmers only after the farmers concerned repay an amount of Rs 44 crore as per the norms. “The farmers have got time till March 31, 2018 for the purpose. We have got funds with us,” Kurve said.

19,354 farmers get 7/12 extracts through ATM
At the outset of the year 2017, the district administration had come up with a novel ‘Automated Teller Machine’ for 7/12 (record of rights) extract at the District Collector office. By December 31, 2017, as many as 19,354 persons used the facility to get their
7/12 extracts. Sachin Kurve said that maximum 7,058 persons from Bhiwapur availed of the facility, followed by 3,854 from Parseoni, 2,313 from Narkhed tehsil, 1,658 from Umred and so on. Asked as to why more people from Bhiwapur availed of the facility, Kurve said that people residing in relatively far-off places found it easier to use the machine at District Collectorate premises than locating the local Talathis who were burdened with various charges.

75,027 persons get various certificates ‘Direct to Home’
In 2017, the district administration had launched one more novel scheme ‘Direct to Home’ for the citizens to get various certificates delivered by post at their homes. Between February 1 when the administration had launched the scheme and December 31, 2017, as many as 75,027 people got different documents they had applied for, delivered at their homes. These documents included caste certificate, non-creamy layer certificate, age certificate, domicile certificate, nationality certificate etc. The initiative has saved time and energy of not only applicants but also the administration, Kurve said.