VIJAYAWADA: Farmers in Tullur mandal in Guntur district, particularly those who own lands along Krishna river bank, are busy making preparations to hold a protest in case the 14-member capital committee led by Khoo Teng Chye, executive director of Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore, visited the villages. The land is unique because 120 varieties of crops are cultivated in it.
Confusion mars farm loan waiver scheme on Day 1
The implementation of the farm loan waiver scheme began in chaos on Tuesday with several farmers complaining that their cases were not being entertained despite fulfilling the required criteria for the waiver. Lakhs of small and marginal farmers, who availed gold loans, found much to their chagrin that only a part of the loan was eligible for the loan waiver. Chief minister Chadnrababu Naidu had announced a few days ago that in the first phase of loan waiver, all loans which are less than Rs 50,000 would be cleared in full.
However, on Tuesday, when the farmers began verifying their loan status online, they discovered that out of the loan they availed, the state government had pegged the eligible loan amount on the extent of land and the kind of crop grown by the farmer. As a result, lakhs of farmers who were expecting the whole debt redemption for loans up to Rs 50,000 found that only a pittance was adjusted.