Friday, July 21, 2017

Only 3200 out of Nine Million farmers have got Rs10k relief as farm loan waiver advance-Kishor Tiwari

Only 3200 out of Nine Million   farmers have  got Rs10k relief as farm loan waiver advance-Kishor Tiwari 
Dated- July 22   
Farm activist Kishore Tiwari, chairman of the farm Task Force (Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) ) formed by state govt. to address prevailing Agrarian crisis and for alleviate farm poverty criticized Public sector banks in Maharashtra for their non-sensitive approach and anti-farmers hostile functioning as all PSU banks and  Govts. Babus ,urging the state to take action against all erring concerned officer who are responsible to disburse the relief aid announced earlier as part of mega farm loan waiver as    State government's Rs10,000 advance as immediate aid to farmers has come rather late and reached only a handful so far. According to official data, just over 3200 farmers across the state received the advance. Sources said a majority of PSU banks had not started giving the amount yet. The major share in giving the loan is of Vidarbha Konkan Gramin Bank and Maharasthra Gramin Bank followed by district central cooperative banks (DCCBs),tiwari added.
Banks are Babus are aware that  Farmers take yearly short-term loans for sowing expenses. Those who have defaulted on earlier loans cannot get fresh credit till the dues are cleared. They can begin with a clean slate after the waiver scheme is implemented as the implementation was to take time, state government announced an advance of Rs10,000 so the farmers could start with cultivation. The amount was to be adjusted against the waiver. Almost 90 Lakh farmers defaulted in repayment are eligible for waiver surprising  against this, only 3200 odd have got the advance by this week that has subjected Govt. and Mah.CM in particulate  to awkward situation facing unwarranted criticism from apposition and farmers who were asked on 14 June that  Rs.10,000 advance as immediate aid will be given on 15th June ,Tiwari has questioned the accountability of Babus who briefed ministers at the time of negotiations with farm activist and they responsibility should be fixed to avioid future humiliation .
The government resolution (GR) notifying the scheme was issued on June 14. However, the state government issued its guarantee to banks only on July 4 this delay would have been avoided ,Tiwari said .
 After that each bank is supposed to get a resolution approved by its respective board of directors and this process has  taken necessary delay that  has failed it,s purpose as there was very poor follow up from State concerned  Babus who are against such  farm loan waiver from time of negotiations ,Tiwari alleged .  
Kishore Tiwari, criticized Public sector banks in Maharashtra for their non-sensitive approach and anti-farmers hostile functioning as all PSU banks have disbursed barely only 15% of the crop loan targets set by RBI-Nabard for the 2017-18 kharif season, last year by 21th July 80% target was achieved
The crop loan outlay for the year 2017-18 is expected to be around Rs 58,662 crore, an increase of around Rs 7,000 crore from last year’s outlay of Rs 51,235 crore. However, but PSU Banks have made mockery of Nabard target even Rs.10,000/- which was announced on 11th June as emergency relief as part of loan waiver to be within week was not been started till 15thJuly ,intentionally acting interest against of the dying farmers , surprising 11 district central cooperative banks (DCCBs) which were finding to meet their targets in view of their economic condition has disbursed more than 50%, Tiwari informed.

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