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It has been decided to exclude government employees and retired pensioners who pay income tax from the scheme to ensure that the poorest of the poor get its benefit.
Amarinder Singh today lambasted the Akalis over their demand for a Rs 90,000 crore farm loan waiver, saying they were the ones responsible for pushing the farmers into debt.
The Congress spokesperson BJP had promised to give farmers 50 per cent plus MSP but is now dithering from doing so, even after four years in power.
The Maharashtra government today made allocations worth Rs 14,240 crore for the farm loan waiver scheme and for repayment to farmers whose produce was purchased by the state.
Since 1995, more than three lakh farmers have committed suicide in India.
The combined fiscal deficit of five states— Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Karnataka—which had announced farm loan waiver programmes, could widen by Rs 1,07,700 crore or 0.65 per ce
He demanded an inquiry into this erroneous inclusion since rules bar any current or former elected representative from getting benefit under the scheme.
Maharashtra loan waiver: mistakes corrected, money transferred to over 22 lakh accounts, says CM Devendra Fadnavis
He assured that the BJP-led government would ensure that every eligible farmer got benefit of the scheme.
Fadnavis government tables supplementary demand for loan waiver even as opposition accuses of failure in Maharashtra
CM Fadnavis lodged a scathing attack on the opposition terming their concerns for the farmers were mere “crocodile tears”.
This is the second time that Devendra Fadnavis government placed supplementary demands of such high amount before the House after the last monsoon session.
On December 7, the chief minister's office had announced that the state government had completed verification of 41 lakh farmers and a sum of Rs 19,537 crores worth of loans had been waived.
The Shiv Sena is part of the BJP-led ruling coalition, while the Congress and the Sharad Pawar-led NCP are the main opposition parties.
Shiv Sena ministers, on Tuesday, during the state cabinet meeting, had demanded that a review of the loan waiver scheme be taken.
Chavan also said several media reports indicate that that now the actual budget for farm loan waiver has been reduced by Rs 10,200 crore to Rs 24,000 crore.
The Congress on Monday issued its poll manifesto for the Gujarat assembly polls, promising debt waiver for state farmers and an assurance on reservation for the Patidars.