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Pawar meets PM to demand loan waiver for Maha farmers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

chief today Prime Minister Modi and sought a special programme to deal with farmer suicides as well loan waiver for Maharashtra's peasants.

Pawar is also learnt to have urged Modi to reconsider around Rs 6000- crore recovery initiated by department from the state's co-operative sugar mills "which are faced with financial crisis".

"Conveyed urgency of loan waiver for #farmers in #to @PMOIndia and requested prompt action. (sic)," Pawar tweeted after the nearly 20-minute meeting.

Sources close to the leader said, "Pawar also expressed concerns over rise in number of farmer suicides in He urged Modi to come out with specific programme to deal with the issue."

Modi agreed to look into the demands Pawar made, the sources said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 20:29 IST