Punjab FM Manpreet Singh Badal.

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Punjab Govt Waives Agri Loans Worth Rs 1,186 Cr, Doubles Old-Age Pension

The Punjab government, in its budget statement on March 8, announced to waive off agricultural loans of 1.13 lakh farmers, amounting to Rs 1,186 crore. Presenting the budget with a total outlay of Rs 1,68,015 crore for the financial year 2021-22, the government has also stated to waive off Rs 526 crore of landless farmers. Besides, State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has also raised old-age pension from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 03:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, Budget Presentation, farm loans, Old-Age Pension

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Tamilnadu: Rs 12,110 Cr Worth Farm Loans Waived Ahead Of Polls

Poll-bound Tamilnadu's ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government on February 5 decided to relieve state farmers by suspending co-operative bank loans worth Rs 12,110 crore. Reportedly, the farm loan waiver will benefit almost 16.3 lakh farmers who were affected by the Cyclones Nigar, Burevi and the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides, CM K Palaniswami guaranteed immediate execution of the scheme after mustering the financial… read-more

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 05:40 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: AIADMK, CM K Palaniswami, farm loans, Farmers, Covid-19, Cyclone Burevi, cyclone Nigar

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