Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Agricultural crop loans to the tune of Rs. 127.48 crore were waived in Madurai district benefiting 83,198 farmers who took loans from agricultural co-operative banks.

Disclosing this at a function organised to disburse loan waiver certificates to farmers at Karuppayoorani here on Tuesday, the Adi-Dravidar Welfare Minister, A. Tamizharasi, said Rs.19.43 crore loans obtained by 4,352 farmers from seven primary agricultural co-operative banks and rural development banks had also been waived.

The Minister distributed crop loan waiver certificates to farmers of Poondi, Arumbanur, Othakadai, Tirumogur, Rajakkur and Karuppayoorani. The Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies, K. Sivaji, spoke, according to an official press release.