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813 Mumbai farmers among loan waiver beneficiaries surprises CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra CM has ordered a scrutiny before sanctioning the waivers

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Devdendra Fadnavis, Fadnavis, Maharshtra CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devdendra Fadnavis announcing a farm loan waiver scheme during a press meet in Mumbai on Saturday. Photo: ANI

city and its are home to as many as 813 on list, a figure which has "surprised" who has ordered a scrutiny before sanctioning the waivers.

These figure in the list of probable eligible for benefits under the Rs 34,000-crore scheme announced by the state last month.

The city and its are urbanised areas, leaving little scope for farming activity in the country's commercial nerve centre.

A district-wise list of beneficiary-farmers, released by the on last evening, includes names of 694 from the city and 119 from its

A majority of are from suicide-prone districts like Yavatmal, Buldhana and Amravati, all located in region.

As per the scheme, all the eligible will get benefit of waiver of up to Rs 1.50 lakh loan outstanding till June 30, 2016.

Talking to reporters today, Fadnavis said, "Even I was surprised to find these two cities in the list. The 'beneficiary' from these two districts would be scrutinised thoroughly before sanctioning waiver of their loans."

The said he has asked officers concerned to look into the genuineness of these from the two urban centres.

The mega was announced by the BJP-led after a state-wide agitation by in the first fortnight of June.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 21:57 IST