Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday praised Uttar Pradesh’s newly-elected Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s decision to waive off farmer loans worth Rs 30,000 crore. He went on to say that Yogi Adityanath’s decision has proved that election promises are not mere jumlas.
घोषणा फक्त निवडणूक जुमला नाही हे योगींनी दाखवून दिलं !— Uddhav Thackeray (@uddhavthackeray) April 4, 2017
Thackeray also said that to deliver on the promises made during the elections in the very first Cabinet meet is a matter of great pride. He in fact, urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to follow in the footsteps of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and give a sigh of relief to the farmers in the State.
Delivering on the BJP's poll promise to small and marginal farmers, the Yogi Adityanath cabinet decided to waive their crop loans up to Rs 1 lakh, totalling a staggering Rs 36,359 crore, at its very first meeting.
The move will benefit over 2.15 crore farmers, besides 7 lakh others who had secured loans which turned into non- performing assets (NPAs).
The Yogi Adityanath cabinet decided to float Kisan Rahat Bonds for raising Rs 36,359 crore required for waiving loans of small and marginal farmers, who form 92.5 percent of the total 2.30 lakh farmers in the state.
(With inputs from PTI and Business Standard.)
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