The C Times, 13th June 2017, Agartala: The agitated farmers in Haryana decline to withdraw campaigning who are demanding their demands to be fulfilled which include loan waiver against the government. These farmers in Haryana are seen sitting on a dharna in every corner of the state and refuse to step back from agitation despite the acceptance of demands by the farmers of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The Farmers of Haryana decides to block the National Highways as well as the state highways on the speculated date on 16 June for a duration of three hours long. The state government of Haryana, have later initiated the process for collecting details about the outstanding farm loans which was particularly given up by the Cooperative Bank and Societies to the farmers, after keeping in view the increasing protests by the farmers as per the Indian Express reports.
According to the reports, the government officials said that there is a defaulting loan of Rs. 6, 575 crores in which the farmers were unable to deposit with the concern Cooperative Bank and Societies in due time. The officer also said as of now the decision to resolve the issue has not yet been taken and also added saying “Keeping in view the past practice of waiving such farm loans, the government may consider to waive off this much amount. The officer also said, “As of now, only the details are being collected.”
Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Unit President of BharatiyaKisan Union who has organised several agitations of farmers in the state said, “From the media reports, we have heard about farm loans of Rs. 56, 000 Crore pending against the Haryana farmers.”
He also further added saying that this issue of farm loans are related not only to the farmers of Maharashtra but also farmers of all other states too. He said, “In the absence of good prices of crops, farmers’ lives have become miserable. The problems of farmers can be addressed only by two years. First, waive off their existing farm loans and second, offer them profitable rates of their crops to increase their income.”
As per the reports, it is learned that as of March 31, 2015, the total outstanding farm loan in Haryana has been pinned at Rs. 28, 558 Crore of more than 22 lakh Kisan credit cards (KCC).
Former Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda to hold MLAs meet on Tuesday 13 June 2017 in New Delhi regarding the launch of an agitation of the farmer’s issue with both past present MLAs of the party.