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Agriculture ministry withdrew panel's demonetisation report: Opposition MPs

Report that said farmer face difficulties in purchasing seeds and fertilisers due to demonetisation was revised to say there was no impact, say MPs.

Rupee, demonetisation

The agriculture ministry has withdrawn from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance its report that suggested the government's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in November 2016 affected farmers, according to Opposition party members. Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday chaired a committee meeting where RBI governor Urjit Patel made a presentation on the state of the economy. Some committee members, who belong to opposition parties, said that the ministry on November 20 presented a report before the panel saying farmers had to face ...