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Farm loan waiver would extend to other states too: Mungantiwar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Minister today said the loan waiver for farmers, if announced in one state, will extend to other states too.

"The Prime Minister has announced loan waiver for farmers of Uttar Pradesh. It cannot be that it will be limited to UP. The Centre will not offer loan waiver only to one state. When loan waiver is announced in UP, the Centre will offer it to farmers of too," Mungantiwar said, speaking to a newschannel.

increased the budgetary allocation for agriculture substantially, and the result was that schemes such as 'Jalyukta Shivar' (water conservation) and crop were being carried out smoothly, he said.

The BJP-led in was not against the loan waiver, Mungantiwar said.

The opposition and NCP, along with BJP's ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena, have tried to corner the in the ongoing budget session of Maharashtra legislature, demanding loan waiver for farmers.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 00:02 IST