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Farm loan waiver imperative, says P Chidambaram

Updated : December 21, 2018 06:24 PM IST

As promised in the Congress poll manifestos, Chidambaram said the party's newly-elected governments in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have responded to the farmers' distress by waiving their loans.
Lamenting that in one district of Maharashtra alone, over 100 farmers committed suicide, the former minister said of the 10-crore farmer families in the country, 5.28-crore were small and marginal farmers.
Farm loan waiver imperative, says P Chidambaram
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