Another farm loan waiver scheme likely: Sachin Pilot

UPA government will not hesitate to roll out another scheme waiving farm loans if the need arises, said Sachin Pilot
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First Published: Sun, Feb 10 2013. 11 19 PM IST
Corporate affairs minister Sachin Pilot. Pilot listed the “pro-farmer and pro-people” initiatives taken by the Congress-led coalition in the past eight years. Photo: PTI
Corporate affairs minister Sachin Pilot. Pilot listed the “pro-farmer and pro-people” initiatives taken by the Congress-led coalition in the past eight years. Photo: PTI
Gurgaon: Asserting that Congress always stood for the welfare of farmers, corporate affairs minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said the United Progresive Alliance (UPA) government would not hesitate to roll out another scheme waiving farm loans if the need arose.
Addressing a ‘Kisan Sammelan´ in this satellite city on the occasion of his late father Rajesh Pilot’s 68th birth anniversary, Pilot listed the “pro-farmer and pro-people” initiatives taken by the Congress-led coalition in the past eight years.
“We have always stood for the welfare of farmers. We know their importance and that is why the UPA Government during its previous tenure brought the Rs.70,000-crore farm loan waiver scheme. It helped lakhs of farmers in the country who have been struggling to pay back their loans,” he said.
“Farmers’ interests are paramount for us. This government will not hesitate to bring out another scheme like this for farmers. If a need arose in the future, we will not hesitate to do so,” Pilot told hundreds of people who had come from his constituency Ajmer and other parts of Rajasthan.
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