Bhopal : In a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath, decision was taken to waive off loan up to Rs. 2 lakh taken by farmers under the Chief Minister’s Crop Loan Waiver Scheme. Under the scheme, the loans till March 31, 2018 will be waived off and farmers who have repaid loans till December 12, 2018 will be benefitted. The crop loan taken from the loan providing organisations on or after April 1, 2007 has been included in the scheme. Decision was taken to provide benefit to farmers who have taken maximum loan up to Rs 2 lakh limit as per eligibility under the scheme from Cooperative Banks, Regional Rural Banks and Nationalised Banks.

The farmers who had regular outstanding loan and NPA / time-barred loan as on 31st March, 2018 and the farmers who have fully or partially repaid their loan till December 12, 2018 will also benefit from the scheme. The short-term crop loan given by primary agricultural credit societies are also be included in the scheme. Ex-servicemen are also included in the scheme. About 55 lakh farmers will get benefit of the scheme. In this, 37 lakh small and marginal farmers will get the benefit of priority in loan waiver.

The Chief Executive Officer has been made responsible for the implementation of the Janpad Panchayat Yojana in each block. After the publication of the list, green-coloured applications of the farmers of Aadhar Card Seeded List (Green List) and white-coloured applications from the non-Aadhar card Seeded list (White List) will be received offline in the Panchayat office after the list is pasted in the gram panchayat. Farmers who are not included in both the lists will be able to apply in the pink application form. The information of all the three types of applications will be given in the meeting of the Gram Sabha on January 26, 2019.

Cabinet committee to decide on implementation of suggestions and redressal of grievances

The Cabinet committee will take decisions on the suggestions in connection with the implementaion of the crop loan waiver scheme and on the redressal of the problems that may arise in the implementation process.The committee will mainly take decisions on the farmers left out in the process.

“Loan waiver certificates” and letters of appreciation will be given away to the farmers in a programme to be organised on February 22, 2019. Farmers who have paid their outstanding loan fully by December 12, 2018 and partially on March 31, 2018 will be awarded ‘Kisan Samman Patra” in addition to benefit of the scheme.

Decision taken to hike Kanya Vivah amount to Rs. 51 thousand

The Cabinet has decided to increase the amount given under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah/NikahYojana from Rs. 28 thousand to Rs. 51 thousand. Out of this amount, Rs. 3 thousand per girl will be given to the authorized bodies to organize mass marriage programmes and the remaining amount of Rs. 48 thousand will be deposited in the savings bank account of the girls. Kanya Vivah assistance amount will be given to single or mass marriages organized under the prevalent system of marriage in the tribes in tribal areas.

50 percent discount on Lifetime Tax on vehicles in Gwalior Fair

The Cabinet decided to allow 50 percent conditional discount in the lifetime tax on sale during the fair period to non- transport vehicles and small transport vehicles registered in Madhya Pradesh during the Gwalior Trade Fair 2018-19.