Karnataka Debt Relief Bill a boon to farmers


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 terms of farmer suicides, and a big a 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, lots of whom are in perennial debt and bring it ahead yr on 12 months, being capable of paying only the interest and not the 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 indebtedness of the farmer to them 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. Kashempur introduced that loads of attempt had long past into the guidance of the invoice. The debt relief invoice was initiated first in 1976 and again in 1980. When contacted by means of 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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