Committed to farm debt waiver: Punjab CM


CHANDIGARH : Under pressure from opposition parties, especially after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waived farm loans worth Rs 36,000 crore immediately after taking over, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government was committed to the waiver of farm debts.


"My government would soon find ways and means to bail out the debt-ridden farmers, with or without the help of the central government," Amarinder told the media after inaugurating the store of a leading mart chain at Zirakpur, 15 km from here.

Assuring that his government was "duty-bound to fulfil every promise made to the people in its election manifesto", Amarinder said the state government had already approached the central government for waiver of farmers' loans.

"But even if it failed to get any support from the centre, we will ensure that the farmers are freed of their mounting debts. The state machinery has already been set into motion," the Chief Minister said.

He said that the drug menace would be eradicated from Punjab, as per the promise made by him.


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