Karnataka pins hope on software to give farm loan waiver
The Karnataka government has developed its own software that runs complex algorithms to match names so that farm loan waivers reach genuine beneficiaries
Bengaluru: Six months after Somballi Somashekar’s ₹ 50,000 crop loan was forgiven by the Congress government, the 59-year-old large farmer from Mandya waits for another write-off—this time by the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government. Unlike the last time, Somashekar, a pensive looking man, doubts the political class and its intent to write off farm debts, even though he just availed a farm loan waiver.