March 27, 2020 2:36 am
While presenting the 2020-21 state budget earlier this month, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had claimed that Rs 9,035-crore worth of outstanding loans of 13.86 lakh farmers has been waived off since the scheme was announced.
March 08, 2020 1:48 am
Presenting his budget proposals for 2020-21, Maharashtra Finance Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said that eligible farmers will get the benefit of the waiver before the coming kharif season of 2020, so as to make them eligible for new crop loans.
March 06, 2020 5:04 am
A Bill to amend the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act 1960 was passed in the Assembly giving the government an upper hand in determining the polls to the 21 district cooperative banks.
March 01, 2020 2:23 am
“Over 1.25 lakh farmers have been authenticated till now and they will start receiving money in their accounts from Monday onwards, given tomorrow (Sunday) is a holiday,” the statement quoted principal secretary (Cooperation) Abha Shukla as saying.
February 20, 2020 3:23 am
About 28.5 lakh farmers in Maharashtra have so far been found eligible for availing the scheme’s benefit, which is estimated to cost Rs 18,000 crore.
February 18, 2020 3:23 am
“The government has announced a farm loan waiver of up to Rs 2 lakh. The government is considering waiving the loans of fishermen... All such fishermen should be surveyed and they should be classified accordingly,” Thackeray said.
January 24, 2020 8:49 am
Banks report 42% disbursal this season.
January 24, 2020 11:12 am
It turns out that a web link shared by the government to state farmers, purportedly for explaining the details and procedures for availing the scheme’s benefits, was tampered with.
January 18, 2020 2:50 am
The sub-committee, headed by Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar, will have Eknath Shinde, Dada Bhuse (both with Shiv Sena), Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat (both with Congress and Balasaheb Patil (NCP) as members.
January 04, 2020 7:50 am
To help the farm sector, state governments have time and again announced loan waiver schemes. Back in 2008-09, the then UPA government at the Centre had announced a loan waiver scheme for the entire country.