Punjab CM announces Rs 209 cr debt relief for farmers; says over 2.77 lakh peasants benefitted in very first stage

Punjab primary minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced the disbursement of Rs 209 crore to 38,000 minimal farmers, who are members of cooperative societies, within the next 10 days to finish the very first phase of his government’s financial obligation relief scheme.The chief minister said that so far 2,77,633 limited farmers were offered relief to the tune of Rs 1,525.61 crore in the first phase. The quantity was moved directly into their accounts, he said.Providing relief to debt-ridden farmers was a significant

pre-poll pledge of the ruling Congress celebration in the state. Singh stated out of the 3.43 lakh minimal farmers, who are members of the cooperative societies, 27,179 were discovered disqualified as they were either functioning as federal government or semi-government workers or did not meet the eligibility criteria.Another 19,706 farmers had actually chosen not to submit the necessary self statement kinds, he stated. The staying 38,000 will be supplied debt relief within the next 10 days, he said in a statement.Singh said if any eligible farmer was left, he could get in touch with the sub divisional magistrate of the area to fix the problem after due factor to consider by a committee.The chief minster stated that in the second stage, small farmers linked with cooperative societies would be taken up for dispensation of relief. Banks have already begun uploading the

data of the farmers on a specifically developed website for this purpose, said Singh.He directed the agriculture and financing departments to follow up with the banks to guarantee expeditious uploading of the information so that the process of confirmation and disbursing the relief quantity might be finished at the earliest in a transparent manner.Subsequently, marginal farmers coming from cooperative societies who have not yet received the complete qualified quantity upto Rs 2 lakh, and are otherwise qualified to get relief amount due to them for the loans secured from commercial banks would likewise be covered, said the chief minister.Reiterating the Congress government’s dedication to bail out the beleaguered peasantry which is reeling under debt-burden, Singh stated the guarantee made to the farmers prior to the assembly elections 2017 would be satisfied at all expenses.



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