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.
Courtesy: The Tribune
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