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Rajasthan Budget: Ahead of polls, CM Raje announces loan waiver of Rs 80 bn

The chief minister also announced free travel for people above 80 years of age and one attendee on the half fare in the state roadways buses

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Vasundhara Raje
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje | Photo: PTI

today announced one-time of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers in the state, which would cost Rs 80 billion to the exchequer. Presenting the state budget in the Assembly, Raje also announced setting up a loan relief commission where farmers can approach and present their side for getting relief on merit basis. As Raje, who also holds portfolio, announced the loan waiver, opposition members led by the of opposition Rameshwar Dudi created uproar in the house. They said it was betrayal with farmers and the complete loan should be waived. Raje informed the house that the decision of up to Rs 50,000 for small and marginal farmers will cost Rs 80 billion to the exchequer. The also announced for people above 80 years of age and one attendee on the half fare in the state roadways buses. Hike in honorarium to Anganwadi workers, underpass from Ramniwas garden to road for a better traffic management, biogas plants in cow shelters were among other announcements.

First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:34 IST
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