21.12.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs


  • Govt working on logistics for farm loan waiver of 50 lakh farmers in Rajasthan


  • State government has started building the roadmap for farm loan waiver in the state.


  • Other departments like department of finance has also sought information from department of cooperatives regarding the farm loan waiver and the farmers who will be benefit from this.


  • Sources inform that currently in the state there are about 50 lakh farmers who have taken loan.


  • This loan is to the tune of about Rs90,000 crore of which about Rs 70,000 crore is short term loan. This loan has been taken from various categories of banks in the state.  The BJP government had given farm loan waiver of amount upto Rs 50,000 to the farmers after the budget this year.


  • The budget amount was Rs 8000 crore and out of this, loan of about Rs 5000 crore from NCDC (National Co-operative Development Corporation) was taken after state government gave a guarantee.