Loan waivers


It is commendable that the BJP is averse to farm loan waivers despite its loss in the recent Assembly elections (“No farm loan waiver: Centre, Dec. 13”). But I fear that such a bold decision will cost the party since almost all parties promise loan waivers ahead of elections. Even the Telangana Rashtra Samithi won because of its numerous welfare schemes. It will be interesting to see how the BJP placates the farming community.

Kshirasagara Balaji Rao,


Year after year, political parties promise farmers that their loans will be waived off, but this is not a permanent solution. Governments should ensure that farmers get higher incomes.

Rehan Alam,



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