On the day, Gehlot distributed farm loan waiver certificates in Sanchore town of Jalore district.
"It is our responsibility to serve the poorer section of society. The state government has taken various important decisions for public welfare and has fulfilled the promises it made," Gehlot said.
The chief minister directed the officers to work for public welfare with a positive outlook.
He said the government had decided to waive loans of upto 2 lakh. "The previous government had given only Rs 2,000 crore to cooperative institutions instead of Rs 8,000 crore. The Congress government will have to bear the burden of Rs 6,000 crore, but yet the government decided to waive loans," Gehlot said.
Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, in a statement, said the BJP protest against farm loan waiver reflects frustration. He said the Congress had promised to waive farmers' loans and has started camps from February 7 to distribute loan waiver certificates.
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