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UP disburses Rs 7,371 cr to waive loans of 11.93 lakh farmers in 1st phase

State govt in a release said farm loans of Rs 10,000 and above have been waived

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath. Photo: PTI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath. Photo: PTI

The government on Wednesday said it has disbursed Rs 7,371 crore to waive of 11.93 lakh small and marginal in the first phase of implementation of the debt waiver scheme.

The state government has announced a Rs 32,000-crore scheme to waive farm of up to Rs 1 lakh by lending institution as on or before March 31, 2016.

The state government in a release said farm of Rs 10,000 and above have been waived benefiting 11,27,890

As many as 41,690 have benefited from waiver of between Rs 1,000 to Rs 10,000. The number of who have been given redemption in the Rs 500 to Rs 1000 bracket are 5,553, the release said.

The release said that of Re 1 to Rs 100 of 4,814 eligible have been redeemed while 6,895 have been redeemed of money from Rs 100 to Rs 500.

"Where the principal amount has been repaid by the farmer, the interest amount, even if small, has been redeemed under the scheme. In some cases, a wrong impression has been created that only a meagre amount has been redeemed," a state government spokesperson said.

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 15:01 IST
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