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Of farm loans and waivers: Are they helping the Indian farmer?

In this podcast, Business Standard's farm editor helps us understand RBI's report on agri credit review

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

On 13 September, Reserve Bank of India, released the Report of the Internal Working Group to Review Agricultural Credit. The report mentions in its preface, “agricultural credit plays a vital role in farm sector development and facilitates adoption of new technologies.”

This report looks at various issues related to agricultural credit in the country. These include the impact of farm loan waivers on state finances.
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So, what are the issues the report highlights? Business Standard’s farm editor, Sanjeeb Mukherjee talks to Ankur Bhardwaj and helps us understand the report better. Click below to listen to the full podcast.

First Published: Thu, September 19 2019. 20:13 IST
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