Published On : Wed, Nov 18th, 2015

State waives off 496 farmers’ debts of Rs 95.82 lakh in Nagpur District

So far, loans of 3897 farmers taken from licensed private money-lenders amounting to Rs 6.65 crore have been waived off in the district.

Sachin Kurve.
In a major relief, the State Government has waived off 496 farmers’ debts to the tune of Rs 95.82 lakh taken from licensed private money lenders (sahukars) in Nagpur District. The farmers belonged to Nagpur, Kamptee, Bhivapur, Kuhi, Umred, Parshioni, Katol, Hingna, Mouda and Ramtek talukas of the district. In other words, now the debts will be repaid by State Government, informed the District Collector Sachin Kurve while presiding over the sixth meeting of District-level Committee here on Wednesday.

The meeting, held at Chhatrapati Hall in the Collectorate, was attended by Ratansingh Yadav, representative of District Rural Superintendent of Police, Satish Bhosale, District Deputy Registrar, D S Parse, representative of District Special Accounts Inspector, T N Chavan, Assistant Registrar, and other officials.

The taluka-wise cases of debts taken by farmers from licensed private money-lenders are as follows: Nagpur Taluka – two money-lenders, 18 farmers, amount Rs 6,97,277. Hingna Taluka – three money-lenders, 5 farmers, amount Rs 81,942. Bhivapur Taluka – one money-lender, 63 farmers, amount Rs 13,75,195. Ramtek Taluka – two money-lenders, 24 farmers, amount Rs 6,86,760. Umred Taluka – two money-lenders, 18 farmers, amount Rs 6,97,277.
Umred Taluka – thirty money-lenders, 188 farmers, amount Rs 32,76,877. Kuhi Taluka – five money-lenders, 11 farmers, amount Rs 84,980. Parshioni Taluka – sixteen money-lenders, 155 farmers, amount Rs 30,55,250. Mouda Taluka – four money-lenders, 12 farmers, amount Rs 1,34,149. Katol Taluka – four money-lenders, 6 farmers, amount Rs 43,731. Kamptee Taluka – eight money-lenders, 14 farmers, amount Rs 1,49,971. In this way, loans taken from 75 money-lenders by 496 farmers amounting to Rs 95,82,250 were waived off by State Government, stated the District Collector.

Loans of 3897 farmers amounting to Rs 6.65 crore waived so far:
In Nagpur District, so far, the debts of 3897 farmers procured from 207 licensed private money-lenders amounting to Rs 6,55,27,310 have been waived off by the State Government. Those cases of farmers that have so far not been resolved by Taluka-level Committees are to be submitted to District-level Committee by November 30, 2015, informed the Collector.