Punjab Assembly Passes Agriculture Indebtedness Bill


Punjab Assembly has a passed a bill that provides relief to the farmers. The Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016. The bill specifies that the interest payable on debt shall be calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government.

According to the new bill, the interest rates on debts will be calculated by the state government. This would be in accordance with the interest rates charged by banks on yearly basis. The resolution was moved by Congress leader Laal Singh and endorsed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Madan Mohan Mittal of the BJP. It was later adopted by the House unanimously.
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Source – The Hindu


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