Karnataka Debt Relief Bill a boon to farmers

Karnataka Debt Relief Bill a boon to farmers 1

BENGALURU: The Legislative Assembly handed the Karnataka Debt Relief Bill-2018 on Wednesday to ease the burden at the wallets of small farmers, landless agricultural laborers, and the economically weaker sections. The invoice will remain in impact for a duration of three hundred and sixty-five days after it comes into force, following presidential assent. This rule assumes significance because, on average, two instances of farmer suicides are said from Karnataka every day. National data reveal that Karnataka is among the top four states in farmer suicides, and a big part of those incidents are brought on via financial troubles.

This grim state of affairs has been made worse via the drought conditions in more than ninety consistent with the scent of the nation. The move will gain lakhs of indebted small farmers and agricultural laborers across the state, many of whom are in perennial debt and bring it ahead yr on 12 months, capable of paying only the interest first quantity. This relief will set them free from the clutches of money-creditors and pawnbrokers who price excessive rates of the hobby and are even stated to apply violence all through Recuperation.


There are thousands of unlicensed cash lenders throughout the kingdom, and the farmer’s indebtedness can be over Rs 1 lakh crore. The institutional credit quantity turned into in the range of Rs forty-four 000 crores. Cooperation Minister Bandeppa Kashempur had pointed out that this will benefit lakhs of indebted rural farmers. Kashmir introduced that loads of attempts had long passed into the guidance of the invoice. The debt relief invoice was initiated first in 1976 and again in 1980. When contacted using The New Indian Express, Kashempur said, “Now that this bill has been exceeded, we’re running closer to setting up a debt relief feel like has been done in Kerala.’’

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