Punjab Elections 2022: Now less than two months are left for the assembly elections in Punjab. In such a situation, the Congress government of the state has taken a big decision to woo the farmers of the state. In a press conference today, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi announced to waive the loans of farmers up to Rs 2 lakh. In this loan waiver of two lakh rupees, such farmers will be included, who are the owners of land up to five acres. Know how many thousand crore rupees will the Channi government spend on loan waiver.
Announcement of release of 1200 crores
CM Channi has announced to release Rs 1200 crore for the waiver of loans up to Rs 2 lakh under the existing loan waiver scheme. The release of funds is expected to benefit about 1.09 lakh small and marginal farmers who have land up to five acres. The state government has already waived loans worth Rs 4610 crore of 5.63 lakh farmers. Among these-
- 1.34 lakh small farmers got relief of Rs 980 crore.
- 4.29 lakh marginal farmers got the benefit of loan waiver of Rs 3,630 crore.
Channi government wooing farmers?
Apart from loan waiver, Channi also announced the cancellation of all the FIRs registered by the Punjab Police against the farmers who have protested against the new agricultural laws of the Center in the state till December 31. was opposed.
Jobs to the family members of 17 farmers
Channi also handed over appointment letters on compassionate grounds to the family members of 17 farmers who lost their lives during the farmers’ agitation.
Cases registered regarding stubble also back
Channi directed the Director General of Police to immediately complete the necessary formalities for quashing all the FIRs registered against various farmers involved in the anti-agriculture law agitations and cases of paddy stubble burning across the state. The Chief Minister has also announced that the government will also build a unique memorial on five acres of land.