Rajasthan farm loan waiver: Villagers who didn't take loans named as beneficiaries, probe on -Deep Mukherjee

-The Indian Express

According to the Cooperative Department website, the three societies, which are currently under investigation, have waived loans of 3,073 farmers.

Several residents of Govadi village in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district on Saturday discovered that they were beneficiaries of the farm loan waiver announced by the previous BJP government in the state. However, the realisation soon led to confusion among the residents as they had never taken an agricultural loan.

Gaurav Sevak, whose father’s name appeared in the list of beneficiaries uploaded on the Cooperative Department website, said, “My father (Ramesh Sevak) works in Mumbai. The official website shows that he has received a loan waiver of Rs 57,300. He never took any farm loan,” says Gaurav, 22.

After the mistake was noticed, the issue snowballed and local residents held protests and submitted a memorandum to the district administration on Monday. The “beneficiaries” demanded action against people who they claimed siphoned money meant for farm loan waiver by using their names.

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The Indian Express, 8 January, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/rajasthan-farm-loan-waiver-villagers-who-didnt-take-loans-named-as-beneficiaries-probe-on-5527674/

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