Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis yesterday launched an online form on the ‘Aaple Sarkar’ portal for farmers seeking a loan waiver. Fadnavis launch the online form submission facility at Vidhan Bhavan and also held a video-conference with a group of farmers inn Gategaon village in Latur district.
Fadnavis said, his government want the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Yojana to reach the poor, small and marginal and eligible farmers and therefore they have to adopt technology that would ween out non-eligible candidates. These forms are available at online or at any 25,000 Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendras.
In less than 24 ours after announcing the opening of 25,000 centres for farmers loan waiver, the chief minister activated the online process, which would operate across state in full swing to ensure the process of loan waiver applications and its verification and allocation of funds to farmers is expedited and completed in a month.
Meanwhile, till now, the Maharashtra government has made a provision of Rs 20,000 crore for the 34,000 crore farm loan waiver. Last month, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government announced the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Krishi Samman Yojana, the loan waiver scheme, that is expected to cost the exchequer Rs 34,000 crore. According to the scheme, loans of Rs 1.5 lakh for all farmers would be waived. This would benefit 89 lakh farmers and nearly 40 lakh farmers would be free of debt.