Harsh Goenka says he was 'misunderstood' for his tweet on farm loan waivers; 'didn't mean to take a dig' at farmers

Harsh Goenka says he is a proud Indian and is concerned how to get an immediate and sustained solution for agrarian distress in the country

Sulekha Nair December 20, 2018 15:47:20 IST
Harsh Goenka says he was 'misunderstood' for his tweet on farm loan waivers; 'didn't mean to take a dig' at farmers

After being blasted on social media for his tweet on farm loan waivers, Harsh Goenka, chairman, RPG group put out a tweet clarifying his position on the issue.

On Wednesday, Goenka tweeted asking for solutions to paying off loans.

Following the comment, Goenka was criticised by many on the micro-blogging site.

“I am deeply concerned about the acute distress of our farmers. The agrarian crisis is a real one. Whether subsidy, MSP or technology interventions, we need to find an immediate and long-term sustainable solution.” Goenka told Firstpost clarifying his stand.

Shekhar Gupta, editor, The Print, said Goenka was being 'unfair and insensitive' to the farmers' woes. He said:

Sucheta Dalal, managing editor of MoneyLife asked him to emulate what most businessmen do: Borrow more and then do debt reconstruction:

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