Committed to Covering All Farmers in the State Under Loan Waiver Program: Government of Maharashtra
Responding to a discussion on the matter during Question Time, Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar said 31.81 lakh farmers are eligible for the benefit.
Maharashtra’s government told the legislature on Friday that it has pledged to cover all farmers in the state as part of its loan exemption program, saying its implementation has been delayed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Responding to a discussion on the issue during Question Time, Chief Deputy Minister Ajit Pawar said 31.81 lakh farmers are eligible to benefit from the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule agricultural loan exemption program. state government.
âSo far 20,290 crore yen has been disbursed. Eligible farmers, who have not yet benefited from the loan exemption, will benefit from the program by providing funds through additional applications during this session and later in the budget session, the finance minister said.
The government of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) had promised a total loan exemption of up to 2 lakh after coming to power. If the farmers with a loan of more than 2 lakh repay the additional amount, they will get a waiver of 2 lakh. While those who regularly repay their dues, an ex gratia amount of 50,000 yen will be provided, he said.
“The government is committed to respecting the insurance. The economic situation is not good due to the COVID-19 lockdown, as taxes above 1 lakh crore have not been paid to the public treasury,” said added Mr. Pawar.