Jaitley says no to Central help for farm loan waiver by states

The states are contemplating bank loan waiver schemes for farmers, according to media reports. "Farmers have called off the strike", Fadnavis tweeted June 11 evening.

Farmers in Maharashtra have demanded loan waiver due to drought in last few years but the Madhya Pradesh farmers have not made such demand due to interest-free crop loans, he added. The panel will decide on the criteria of debt relief.

Loans to small and marginal farmers have been written off with immediate effect, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said. To avoid it, we will set up a high-level committee to omit such rich farmers from the list of beneficiaries. He met them to discuss their non-performing assets. "This government which killed farmers will have to face the same kind of retaliation in the near future", said Mishra.

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The comment now comes in the wake of Maharashtra announcing a waiver of farmer loans to buy peace with agitating farmers.

The commission will find out, among other things, the circumstances under which the firing incident took place and whether the force used by the police was reasonable under prevailing circumstances or not, and if not, who was responsible for this. The state government is also keen on increasing the purchase price of milk by co-operative societies from farmers.

When asked about the violence, Natarajan said the farmers of Neemuch-Mandsaur are angry over not getting the right price for their yields of soyabean, onion, garlic among others.

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The farmers' demands included a waiver on farm loans, free electricity, appropriate remunerative prices for their produce, grants for irrigation, pension for farmers aged 60 years and above and implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations.

Shetti had earlier said if the government failed to fulfil its commitments, his organisation would resume the agitation from 25 July.

Panjab Singh, President of the agri think tank - the National Academy of Agriculture Sciences - said the ongoing farmers protests could be politically motivated.

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A majority of cases filed against farmers during the strike will be withdrawn, Patil said after a marathon meeting that lasted almost five hours at the Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai.

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