Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Saturday warned of stern action after a complaint with Aurangabad police over the alleged online sale of arms. He also said that the debt waiver announced by the state government would provide great relief to the farmers in the next few months.
Talking to reporters in Nagpur, Deshmukh mourned the suicide of a farmer at Pathadi in Ahmednagar district and said that his family would be given all possible help.
Disturbed by the outstanding debt and monthly installments of his truck, which was stolen, farmer Malhari Batule (35) killed himself by consuming poison on Thursday evening after his son recited a poem in his school asking farmers not to commit suicide said. For the agrarian crisis. He said, “Debt waiver will bring great relief to farmers in the next few months”.
Responding to a question on a complaint about the alleged online sale of weapons in Aurangabad, Deshmukh said, “We are hearing about this for the first time in Maharashtra. Rules for selling and possessing arms have been laid down. The complaint was filed. Online sale of weapons in Aurangabad. Strict action will be taken after verification of facts “.
After assuming office, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a loan waiver scheme in December last year for farmers whose crop loan dues are up to Rs 2 lakh as on September 30, 2019. Earlier this week, the government released the first list of 15,000 farmers benefiting under the scheme.