Punjab Delegation Visit Hyd To Study Telangana’s Farm Loan Waiver SchemeAugust 04, 2017 20:03
Punjab Delegation Visit Hyd To Study Telangana’s Farm Loan Waiver Scheme:- To study the farm loan waiver scheme implemented in Telangana, a team of officials from Punjab on Friday visited Hyderabad.
A Telangana government release said, the state agriculture commissioner Balwinder Singh Sidhu, senior official D P Reddy and some officials from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana were among those from the Punjab delegation.
Telangana Agriculture Secretary C Parthasarathi and other officials of the state government and also banks interacted with the delegation, it said.
Since 2014, the loans to the tune of Rs 17,000 crore were waived in Telangana, said Mr Parthasarathi to the delegation.
Noting that the experiences of Telangana would help Punjab, the visiting officials were quoted as saying that “their meeting here gave them confidence that they can implement loan waiver in their state,” it said.