Give an incentive to repay the loan, otherwise it will block the highway: Shetti | Kolhapur News


KOLHAPUR: chief farmer Raju Shetti on Wednesday gave an ultimatum to the state government that if it does not deposit Rs. Bengaluru crossing the region.
Thousands of farmers, led by Shetti, took part in the Dasara Chowk protest rally in Kolhapurcollection office on Wednesday.
A day earlier, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde had tweeted saying that the respective departments had been asked to review the farmers’ request and issue a notification accordingly.
Shetti blamed political struggle for the delay in payment, for which Rs 10,000 crore was allocated in the budget in March this year.
Shetti said: “When Uddhav Thackeray left the government, he approved the release of money into farmers’ accounts. Issues with the policy have been rectified. However, once Shinde took power, all decisions made by Uddhav Thackeray’s government were abandoned.
He added that it was simply a matter of issuing a notification to the banks to release the funds to the accounts of the farmers, who regularly paid the crop loans.
“We were disappointed with Shinde because even after his tweet, no notification was issued. We will wait a bit longer. If the government fails by August 9, we will block the national road.
It was the poll promise made by Uddhav Thackeray that farmers with loan entitlements up to Rs 2 lakh will get loan waiver and an incentive of Rs 50,000 will be given to farmers who have repaid the loans on time for the encourage them to continue doing so. The first promise was kept immediately after he came to power, but the decision to approve funds for farmers who pay on time was made in the last cabinet before he resigned.


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