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According to police, this is the sixth such incident reported in Gujarat in the last two months.
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to fulfil all the demands of farmers without delay.
The bank has also been working towards an amicable loan repayment process through a one-time settlement schedule and would like to encourage farmers to avail the opportunity.
In their reply, the officials informed the minister that a total of 3,530 farmers have availed short-term loans, eight availed medium term and 53 farmers have availed long-term loans.
As of now, verification process of 20 lakh loan accounts in the cooperative sector is under way.
According to sources, many farmers from Saundatti and other taluks have availed loans from the private sector Axis Bank.
Banks have now been told to “provide relief measure through rescheduling existing loans and to sanction fresh loans”.
The government is ready to clear the loans, but banks are not providing the required information, he added.
The farmers, riding tractors and trolleys, broke barricades of the UP Police and then started proceeding towards the barricades put up by the Delhi Police, a senior police officer said.
Their list of demands includes unconditional loan waiver for farmers, clearing of dues by sugar mills, higher prices for crops, free electricity for farms and a cut in diesel prices.
A new worrisome report released by the government-owned NABARD claims that 79 per cent of Telangana farmers are struggling to repay their loans on time.
The most frequent reason for this being there are 'too many formalities', says a study.
The JD(S)-Congress coalition government on Monday issued a fresh government order making amendments to regulations for loan waiver scheme in cooperative societies.
The CM said the state government was committed to protecting the interests of the farmers by waiving all types of loans before July 2019.
Gujarat Congress had organised a gathering of farmers and party workers at Satyagrah Chhavni to mount pressure on the BJP government over the farm loan waiver demand.