In a big relief to farmers of Uttar Pradesh, the Adityanath government on Tuesday decided to waive off the loan of small and marginal farmers in the state.
The decision, taken at the first cabinet meeting+ of the Adityanath government, will benefit 2 crore 15 lakh farmers of the state.
Rs 30,729 crore worth of farmer loan has been waived, the government announced at a press conference after the cabinet meeting.
Farmers of the state will also get Rs 10 more than the minimum support price per quintal, the government announced.
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