“Farmer loan waivers are not happening. They are being delayed indefinitely. Farmers are not getting fresh loans, crop failures continue to hit them hard and they are being blatantly hassled by lenders," said Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) chief Raju Shetti.
The scheme is aimed at providing financial, medical and legal aid, rehabilitation and counselling to victims of rape, child abuse and acid attacks. At present, a maximum of Rs 3 lakh in assistance is given to victims.