Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis says 36 lakh farmers will benefit from loan waiver plan


In June, after facing days of protests from farmers, the Maharashtra government announced a loan waiver to farmers with less than five acres of land. The decision was reportedly taken at a four-hour meeting at Sahyadri Guest House in Malabar Hill, Mumbai attended by ministers and farmer leaders.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis later said that Rs 34,000 crore debt relief would be given to financially distressed farmers and the BJP-led government would see debt of up to Rs 1.5 lakh per farmer being written off.

Three weeks on, Fadnavis took to Twitter to announce that 36 lakh people will benefit from the loan waiver under the Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Samman Yojna. According to the list posted by Fadnavis, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar and Beed in Marathwada will benefit most from the loan waiver.

DistrictTotal farmers benefited
Ahmednagar2,00,869
Aurangabad1,47,322
Buldhana2,49,818
Gadchiroli29,128
Jalgaon1,14,320
Latur80,473
Nagpur84,645
Nashik1,36,569
Parbhani1,63.760
Ratnagiri41,261
Sindhudurg24,447
Washim45,417
Akola1,11,625
Beed2,08,480
Chandrapur99,742
Gondia68,290
Jalna1,96,463
Mumbai City694
Nanded1,56,849
Osmanabad74,420
Pune1,83,209
Sangli89,865
Solapur1,08,533
Yavatmal2,42,451
Amravati1,72,760
Bhandara42,872
Dhule75,174
Hingoli55,165
Kolhapur80,144
Mumbai Suburb111
Nandurbar33,556
Palghar918
Raigad10,809
Satara76,018
Thane23,505

Earlier, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had stated that the Maharashtra government will come out with a loan waiver for farmers before 31 October and alleged that some political leaders were milking the ongoing agitation.

"Before 31 October, the distressed farmers who need help will be given a loan waiver. The modalities are being worked out and I can say with conviction that this will be the biggest loan waiver in Maharashtra's history," Fadnavis had told reporters after a meeting on urban development with Union minister Venkaiah Naidu.


Published Date: Jul 04, 2017 11:27 am | Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 11:27 am



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