In this Corona virus lockdown along with migrant labourers, farmers are also severely hit. In Telangana, despite the crop coming to their hands, they could not sell for a best price and at many places, unseasonal rains have destroyed the crop leaving famers in deep anguish.
In such tiring times, Telangana government has relieved farmers by waiving off the crop loan. CM KCR has released a sum of Rs 12,000 crore which waives off all the loans below Rs 25,000. About 5.5 lakh farmers are likely to get benefited from this.
Apart from this, the TRS government has released approximately Rs 7,000 crore towards farm input assistance i.e, Rythu Bandhu which would help over 57 lakh farmers.
Just when the oppositions are trying to corner the TRS government on not doing adequate measures to support the farmers in this crisis times, KCR has waived off the crop loan. This move by KCR is a checkmate that would certainly keep the oppositions silent for a while.