Asking a supplement, NCP member Supriya Sule sought to know whether the government has any plan to waive off loans given to farmers under the Kisan Credit Card (KCR).KCC) Plan.
Answering the question, Purushottam RupalaThe Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said that for the first time in so many decades, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi The scheme has been extended to fishermen and dairy farmers as KCC was earlier limited to agricultural farmers only.
He said that its main objective is to provide institutional credit up to Rs 1.6 lakh to small farmers without any collateral.
Besides, Rupala said, if a farmer repays the loan immediately, he will get three per cent interest subvention from the central government and some state governments also provide interest subvention of up to four per cent to KCC borrowers.
So, virtually a farmer is not paying any interest on his loan, if it is repaid on time, he said.
Sule and other opposition members then said that the minister was not responding to a specific question whether the government was planning to waive off KCC loans taken by farmers, to which Rupala reacted strongly.
He said that the opposition is only pretending and the real welfare work for the farmers is being done by Prime Minister Modi.
When other opposition members also protested, the Speaker tried to pacify them by saying that to the best of his knowledge, loans given under KCC are never waived.
before, DMK Members strongly protested when Union Minister of State for Fisheries and Animal Husbandry L Murugan said Modi The government is running welfare schemes according to the BJP’s election manifesto while some political parties and their state governments are not doing so.
DMK members led by their leader TR Baalu opposed Murugan’s remarks, hailing from Tamil Nadu.
Balu accused Murugan of doing politics instead of properly answering a genuine question related to fishermen.
The speaker then told the DMK members that the minister has neither named any political party nor any state and that they should not get angry.