In a astonishing event in Mathura, a loan waiver incident mocked a farmer. When this farmer received a certificate waiving one paisa of his outstandi
In a astonishing event in Mathura, a loan waiver incident mocked a farmer. When this farmer received a certificate waiving one paisa of his outstanding farm loan of over Rs. 1.5 lakh under the much-hyped ‘Rin Mochan Yojana‘, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
‘Rin Mochan Yojana‘ is a farmer loan waiver scheme, a initiative by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier In April , Yogi Adityanath had approved the scheme to waive crop loans of farmers subject to a ceiling of Rs. 1,00,000. The government also said that it will benefit 86 lakh small and marginal farmers across the state and would cost Rs. 36,000 crore to the UP treasury.
Meanwhile about 12 lakh farmers have received waiver certificates under the scheme.
Chiddhi, the infamous farmer from Mathura, owns a small area of land. He claims to have taken a crop loan of Rs. 1.55 lakh from the Punjab National Bank about six years ago. He says he is eligible for Rs. 1 lakh rupee loan waiver under the scheme.
“Either this is a mistake by the officials or the Yogi Adityanath government has cracked a joke. My father had taken this loan in 2011. At least Rs. 1 lakh should have been waived. We want the chief minister to keep his promise. I have visited the officials thrice but nobody has been able to explain this one paisa waiver,” says Banwari Lal, Chiddhi’s son.
Meanwhile the Mathura district administration says it could be due to a technical glitch in the system. The Aadhar linked bank account shows a 1 paisa outstanding loan interest for Chiddhi’s name. Hence this maybe the reason why his name was generated in the system, an official confirmed. In addition to the glitch the department is checking for a second bank account under the farmer’s name.
There have been similar fraudulent cases recently under the ‘Rin Mochan Yojana‘. While the lawmakers and technical officers are blaming the technology for the blunders, farmers are reportedly getting mocked by Rs. 1.50 and Rs 12 waivers according to reports.
“There have been technical difficulties. We have asked our officers not to give any certificates to those receiving loan waivers up to 10,000 rupees,” said Shrikant Sharma , minister and lawmaker from Mathura.
The opposition, keeping the situation in mind has pounded the newly formed government in the state and criticized the ‘Rin Mochan Yojana‘. “The government has just quantified a number for the farmers”. “Now whether they got one paisa or 10 paisa, it’s not their concern. When you ask the government and their representatives, all we get are flimsy excuses. If the intention was to make a joke of loan waiver, it has certainly happened,” said Juhi Singh of the Samajwadi Party.