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Waive non-farm loan got for agriculture purposes

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PHOTO: M. GOVARTHAN

protest: Farmers observe a fast in Erode on Wednesday asking the Government to write of those non-farm loans that were taken for agriculture purposes. –

ERODE: Farmers affiliated to the Uzhavar Uzhaipalar Katchi went on a fast on Wednesday demanding waiver of non-farm loan taken for agriculture purposes.

The farmers, who did so under K. Chellamuthu’s leadership, said the loan they got by pledging land with various cooperative institutions for agriculture purposes had been classified non-farm and pointed out that such classification had left them out of the loan waiver.

The farmers said they took the loan only for agriculture purposes and that the money was not used for any other purpose.

Their pleas to the Chief Minister had not yielded any result, the farmers said and added that Tuesday’s State budget had only come as a disappointment.

N. Periasamy, former MLA from Perundurai, said for the Government that had waived agriculture loan worth Rs. 7,000 crore, it was not a difficult task to waive such loans as well as they amounted to not more than Rs. 12 crore.

He added that the Government would do well to help the farmers who had pledged their lands, just as it had helped thousands of farmers.

Farmers’ association leaders E.R. Kumarasamy, C. Nallasami and others participated in the fast.

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