Uttar Pradesh shame! Farmers get loan wavier from Rs 1 to Rs 215
Lucknow : Farmers in Uttar Pradesh were left guessing when they received loan waiver certificates of Rs 10 to Rs 18. There are reports which claim that some of the farmers even received Rs 1 as relief for their loan.
The incident can be considered as a complete shame for Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh that had promised a loan waiver of up to Rs 1 Lakh.
In Etawah, loan of 9,527 farmers worth Rs 58,29,00,000 has been waived but those who received waiver of Re 1 to Rs 18 felt cheated, the NDTV reported.
In Hamirpur, loan waiver certificates of Rs 10 to Rs 215 were distributed at a function in the presence of state’s labour and employment exchanges minister Mannu Kori.
Munni Lal of Maudaha village was given a loan waiver certificate of Rs 215 against his loan of Rs 40,000, the Hindustan Times reported.
When Kori was questioned against the shame, she said there must be a printing error and she will get it checked.
“The loan waivers have been given as per rules. If there are discrepancies, we will get it inquired into and act against those responsible,” Kori said.
Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Uttam hit out at the Yogi government over the move. He tweeted, “Rs 10 loan waiver certificate is a cruel joke on farmers.”