Debt relief certificates given to Sedam farmers

The crop loan waiver scheme introduced by the State government brought the smiles back on the faces of debt-ridden farmers in Sedam taluk in Kalaburagi district on Saturday. Sedam taluk has been selected on a pilot basis for the scheme. As many as 353 farmers who had borrowed crop loans from nationalised banks and 24 farmers who had taken crop loans from co-operative societies in the taluk received debt relief certificates from Social Welfare Minister Priyank Kharge. Mr. Priyank Kharge, addressing the gathering after distributing the certificates, said that the scheme launched in Sedam taluk on a pilot basis will be implemented in all taluks across the State. “The coalition government was committed to ensuring the welfare of farmers,” he added. Cooperation Minister Bandeppa Kashempur spoke. Sedam MLA Rajkumar Patil Telkur, Deputy Commissioner R. Venkatesh Kumar, Zilla panchayat president Hanumanth Malaji and ZP Chief Executive Officer P. Raja were present.

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