Over 1500 farmers given debt-relief certificatesUpdated: Jun 02, 2018 23:51 IST
Lok Sabha MP from Jalandhar Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Saturday envisioned that the debt relief scheme of the state government will be instrumental in bailing out the state farmers from the vicious circle of farm debt.
Addressing the gathering during a function organised to distribute certificates of debt relief here, the MP, accompanied by the Congress leader Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary and sub-divisional magistrate Navneet Kaur Bal, said debt relief certificates worth ₹11 crore were distributed to 1,598 beneficiaries.
They said the initiative of the Captain Amarinder Singh-led-state government will go a long way in bringing relief to the debt-ridden farmers. The officials also said the decision will reduce the burden of debt on the economically oppressed farmers. The officials further said in the first phase 1,488 beneficiaries and now in second phase 1,598 had availed the scheme’s benefit.