MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has doubted the farm loan waiver statistics released by the Maharashtra Government from time to time.
“We are doubtful whether the actual benefit of the loan waiver scheme is reaching to the farmers. Our party workers would verify the information released by the government,” senior Shiv Sena minister Subhash Desai said while speaking to The New Indian Express on Wednesday.
Shiv Sena ministers, on Tuesday, during the state cabinet meeting, had demanded that a review of the loan waiver scheme be taken.
Accordingly, Cooperatives minister Subhash Deshmukh announced that the state government has already handed over Rs 10,332 crore to the concerned banks to waive off loans of 17 lakh 49 thousand farmers, of which Rs 5,141 crore have been transferred to the accounts of 9,43,000 farmers by the banks, the minister said.
However, Shiv Sena ministers said that they are not satisfied with the information.
“Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray had asked all the party workers at the district levels to visit the banks in their districts and collect information on the loan waiver. Accordingly the information is being collected. We shall verify the announcements made by the government against the information collected by our party workers,” Desai said.