The Rajasthan farmers have been victimized and have been bearing the brunt of adversities ever since the Congress government took charge in Rajasthan. The burgeoning black market of urea has created a big hole in the pockets of the farmers of Rajasthan.
As some farmers committed suicide, some are dealing with strong suicidal feelings, a panel has been formed to ponder upon the nuances of farm loan waivers. The panel had its first meeting recently and it was chaired by Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal. The members of the committee included Parsadi Lal Meena.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has been asked by the panel to waive all loans of farmers who have committed suicide between 2014 and 2018.
“Nearly 70 farmers committed suicide in the state from 2014 to 2018. We will recommend to the chief minister that their all loans, be it for farming or for other purpose, should be waived,” Mr Dhariwal said.
“This will be one of our recommendations to the chief minister. Details like financial burden will be discussed in the next meeting,” he added.
Industries minister Parsadi Lal Meena recommended the waiver of loans, irrespective of the bank or the amount of debt.