VISAKHAPATNAM: Collector N Yuvaraj asked all the eligible farmers who had availed of crop loans to meet their bankers concerned immediately for waiver of the loans announced by the government. The beneficiaries have to meet the bankers with their ration card, Aadhaar card and pattadar passbook and Xerox copy of title deed of the land and also mobile phone number from where they have taken loans, the collector said.
Addressing a review meeting with the bankers and other departments on the waiver of the farm loans, the collector said that the bankers should submit a branch-wise report about their beneficiaries and their loan component to him by August 25.
The government issued guidelines to waive the farm loans with GO number 174. According to the government orders and guidelines, the farmers who took the crop loans by mortgaging gold for cultivation by December 31, 2013 are eligible to avail the opportunity.
However, loan amounts till March 31, 2014, would also be waived, he added. A family would be treated as one unit and consolidated loan amounts availed from various banks up to `1.5 lakh would be waived off.
The family head would be decided as registered in the ration card and voter card. However if a woman is leading the family, she would be treated as the family head, the collector said. If two and more persons in a family cultivate land in one survey number, they would be treated as one unit only and their loan would be waived up to `1.5 lakh only, Yuvaraj added.