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'Hope UP government will waive farmer loans as promised'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 4: The Congress on Tuesday hoped the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh will waive off loans of farmers to the tune of Rs 92,000 crore at its first cabinet meeting as part of its election promise. Congress communication department in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said that 79.45 per cent of farmers in Uttar Pradesh were margil while 13.01 per cent farmers were small and they had great hopes of getting relief from the Uttar Pradesh government.

In a series of tweets, Surjewala hoped the Yogi Adityath-led BJP government will also provide relief to sugar growers.

“The UP cabinet is meeting today. There are great hopes about loan waiver. Will the promise be fulfilled or it will be a damp squib,” he asked.

Surjewala said there were 2.33 crore farmers in Uttar Pradesh and 64.14 lakh had pending loan of Rs 86,241 crore from commercial banks and Rs 6,000 crore from cooperative banks. (IANS)

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