Saturday, 24 June 2017

Maharashtra Govt. Waives off Loans of 1.5 Lakh Farmers

The Maharashtra government has given a historic gift to the farmers. The Fadnavis government has waived loans of 1.5 lakh farmers of the province. This will benefit 90 percent of the farmers. This plan to waive the loans of farmers has been named as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krishi Samman. However, it will not benefit the government employees. Simultaneously, 25 per cent returns will be given to farmers paying regular loans. The Government of Maharashtra has given this gift to the farmers by taking loans.

This decision of the Fadnavis government will burden the government fund of 34 thousand crore rupees. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that all this burden will be meted out by the government. For this, the government will cut its expenditure. All the legislators and ministers will give their one month’s salary. For some time, the farmers’ loan  was the hot topic in Maharashtra.

On Saturday, CM Fadnavis declared the farmers' debt waiver. Fadnavis said that it will waive the debt of 90 per cent farmers. This loan waiver will be under the Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Agricultural Shram Yojana. Earlier, Raju Shetty of the Swabhimani  Shetkari Sangathan had said that if the loan of farmers was not waived before July 25, then we would come on the streets with a great scale and strength. In fact, the next session of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is going to start from July 25.


There is a government of the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance in the state. On the issue of farmers' debt waiver, Shiv Sena had also landed on the streets. Shiv Sena's demand was that farmers should be waived fully, without any ifs and buts. It is noteworthy that in view of the farmers 'agitation in Madhya Pradesh, on 11th June, the Devendra Fadnavis government had approved the waiver of the loan for farmers' debt with certain conditions. The loan of small farmers was immediately waived, while the conditional loan waive of large farmers was reported.

                                                                                    ---Ashish Jha

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