Zilla Panchayat CEO Sushma Godbole has asked the bankers to help the farmers with fresh loans in the wake of drought and resultant crop failure. Chairing the coordination committee of bankers organised here by Vijaya Bank (lead bank for the district), she said the farmers should not be forced to repay their old debt and the old loans should be rescheduled. “Farmers will not hesitate to repay the loans once they get good rain and a good crop. They should not be harassed for repayment as they would again be in the clutches of private moneylenders,” she said.
RBI representative Jayaprakash Narayan said that June 30 is the last date for submitting Aadhaar number for the Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana . Agriculture officer Kattegoudar explained the crops covered under the crop insurance scheme.