Assuring Rajya Sabha of "stringent action" against those found guilty of irregularities in the loan waiver scheme, Manmohan Singh had on Wednesday said that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) would be examining the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report.
"That is why we have demanded a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) enquiry. Those who deserved were left out, those who did not deserve benefitted. I want to ask the government, how many beneficiaries had a loan of more than Rs. 5 lakh," Javadekar said.
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report tabled in parliament Tuesday on the "Implementation of Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008", said there were irregularities in at least one in five cases.
The Manmohan Singh government had announced a debt waiver for farmers across the country in 2008, a move that analysts say helped the government win the 2009 general election.