Yogi's loan waiver scheme offers as little as one rupee to UP farmers

The much hyped loan waiver scheme of Yogi government for the farmers of Uttar Pradesh has failed to bring cheers on the faces ofthousands of farmers. A large number of farmers have been given a relief of fewpaisa to Rs 10 in the name of loan waiver certificates. Besides around 26 lakhfarmers could not get benefit of the scheme due to non-linkage of their loan accountwith Aadhar card.It may be mentioned that the Yogi government in itsfirst cabinet meeting had announced waiver of crop loan of 86 lakh small andmarginal farmers for the crop year 2016-17.As Yogi government begins distribution of loanwaiver certificates to farmers invarious districts, 17000 could get a relief of less than Rs 1000. Though stategovernment has been saying that only the principal loan amount is being shownin the waiver certificate. This is the reason in some cases the waivercertificates of very little amount has been given to farmers.As per the figures issued by the department ofagriculture in the state ...

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