The BJP-led government in Gujarat announced on Tuesday it will waive off electricity bills of connection holders in rural areas to the tune of Rs 650 crore, a day after the Congress dispensation in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh ordered a farm loan waiver within hours of taking charge.
The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath waived the outstanding short-term crop loans of farmers up to Rs 2 lakh as on March 31, 2018, taken from nationalised and the cooperative banks, in his first decision within two hours of assuming office which will benefit as many as 3.4 million farmers.
And his counterpart in Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Bhagel, who too took charge on Monday, followed suit and announced his government will waive farm loans worth Rs 6,100 crore of around 1.66 million farmers. Read More
Latest posts by The Hindustan Times (see all)
- AI can spur production of safe, clean fusion energy, claim researchers - April 19, 2019
- Fuel rates stagnate before polls despite global price fluctuations - April 17, 2019
- No proof of wrongdoing, govt closes RasGas contract case - April 17, 2019