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After Rs 36,000-cr waiver, Yogi govt eyes Rs 41,600-cr crop loan disbursal

State also aims to disburse over 4.7 mn Kisan Credit Cards to help farmers buy inputs

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 

Even as the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has already announced crop loan waiver of over Rs 36,000 crore, the Yogi Adityanath-led state government has now set a target of disbursing over Rs 41,610 crore as fresh crop loans to farmers in the 2017 kharif season.   The government is also aiming to disburse over 4.7 million Kisan Credit Cards to help farmers avail loans for input procurement.   Uttar Pradesh is targetting to double farmers’ income over the next five years and agriculture is one of the priority areas for Yogi. The sector had also found ample mention in the ruling ...

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First Published: Wed, May 10 2017. 17:09 IST
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