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Punjab team in Telangana to study farm loan waiver scheme

The Punjab delegation comprised state agriculture commissioner Balwinder Singh Sidhu, senior official DP Reddy and some officials from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, a Telangana government release said.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2017 20:02 IST
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A team of officials from Punjab visited Hyderabad on Friday to study the farm loan waiver scheme implemented in Telangana.

The Punjab delegation comprised state agriculture commissioner Balwinder Singh Sidhu, senior official DP Reddy and some officials from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, a Telangana government release said.

The delegation met Telangana agriculture secretary C Parthasarathi and other officials of the state government and also banks, it said.

Parthasarathi told the delegation that loans to the tune of ₹17,000 crore were waived in Telangana since 2014.

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.