Nagpur: Debts to the tune of Rs 75,78,474 in favour 529 farmers belonging to Umred, Katol, Ramtek, Hingna and Kalmeshwar talukas of Nagpur district have been exempted by the state government.
They had borrowed loans from licensed private money lenders, informed District Collector Sachin Kurve during a meeting held at Chhatrapati Sabhagruh, Collectorate on Thursday. Present during the meeting were Nagpur (Rural) SP’s representative Ratansingh Yadav, District Dy Registrar Satish Bhosale and other district officials.
The details of taluka-wise beneficiaries of the scheme are—Umrer taluka–27 money lenders, 267 farmers, loans exempted Rs 45,34,797; Katol taluka—18 money lenders, 215 farmers, debts exempted Rs 23,24,883; Ramtek tauka–4 money lenders, 23 farmers, debts Rs 4,19,907; Hingna taluka—4 money lenders, 4 farmers, debts Rs 29,532; Kalmeshwar taluka–4 money lenders, 21 farmers, debts Rs 2,69,355. In all debts worth Rs 75,78,474 in respect of 529 farmers were exempted.
So far, 1675 farmers have been exempted of debts worth 2,77,25,592 from 175 money lenders in the entire district. Collector Surve directed the officials to put up the cases of those farmers, by Oct 28, 2015, who are still remaining deprived of the scheme.
The taluka level committee must submit such their papers on Oct 17, 2015 by 3 pm as the meeting of all tahsildars, joint registrars and other officials has been called on that date, said Kurve.