Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will hand over loan waiver certificates to beneficiary farmers at a special function on October 18 in Mumbai, a senior official said. Few farmers from each district will be selected for loan waiver scheme implementation, said an official. The state government has also asked guardian ministers to hold similar function in their respective districts on the same date.
“Some ten lakh farmers have been selected across the state. A token function is being organised on October 18 and authorities will hand over loan waiver certificates to beneficiary farmers,” said an officer from the state cooperation department. Maharashtra government had earlier announced farmers loan waiver scheme of Rs 34,000 crore with some 89 lakh farmers benefitting out of it. Farmer organisations had been agitating for several days, demanding waivers in their defaulted loans.