State Bank of India has received around Rs 500 crore from the Telangana government as part of the crop loan waiver scheme promised by the now ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti during the Assembly elections in May.
The Telangana government tonight endorsed the farm loan waiver plan, a key poll promise of TRS, which would cost about Rs 19,000 crores.
The Loksatta Party on Saturday criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his promise to waive farmers` bank loans of up to Rs two lakh.
The BJP alleged that absence of an oversight mechanism had resulted in the poor implementation of the farm loan waiver scheme.
The Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced a loan waiver for farmers.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced waiver of Rs 300 crore interest on crop loans and a rebate in power for drought-hit farmers.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday requested the Centre to come out with a special scheme to waive off loans of over 15 lakh farmers in Bundelkhand region.
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