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Thursday, September 29 2022

Chhattisgarh announces Rs 6,100-cr farm loan waiver

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Raipur: Within hours of being sworn-in as Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Bhupesh Baghel on Monday, December 17, announced to waive off farm loans amounting to Rs 6,100 crore. The new government has also decided to raise the minimum support price of paddy to Rs 2,500 per quintal.

The Chief Minister presided over a cabinet meeting and decided to waive off farm loans which would benefit 16.65 lakh farmers reeling under debt.

The farm loan waiver was a major promise of the Congress during the Assembly election campaign that helped the party bag 68 seats in a 90-member House.

The farm loan waiver announcement has been widely hailed by farmers’ representative bodies.

Addressing the maiden press conference as Chief Minister, Baghel briefed media persons about the cabinet decisions and said he decided to form an SIT to unravel the conspiracy behind Jheeram valley massacre in May 2013 in Bastar in which several Congress leaders were killed by Maoists including then state Congress chief Nandkumar Patel, veteran leader V.C. Shukla and tribal leader Mahendra Karma.

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