PUNE: Amid the clamour by political parties to waive off loans of farmers in drought-affected areas, social crusader Anna Hazare has expressed his opposition to such waivers, saying they were a waste of taxpayers' money.
In a special interview to TOI on Wednesday, Hazare said, "Loan waiver is just a political gimmick to gain votes. It is a waste of public money. Loan waivers have not helped farmers in any way in the past. In fact, such waivers make the farmers dependent and helpless. The government should not consider the demands for loan waivers (made by the opposition)."
Even a broken clock gives correct time twice a day ! First time Anna has said something sensible . Waiting for him to say one more sensible thing !
Yes I agree fully .first ensure they do not get caught by loan sharks .Next is situations of crop damage sue to draught or floods provide them the grains and staple food - it better than reporting food rotting in godowns or rodents ( Actually persons) have eaten .Think how we can make them pay in times of good harvest . Loan waiver at a cut is worse
this time Anna is right
ash • 1 hour ago
for once he has hit the nail on the head !! SPOT ON
Let the farmers understand that land aquisition bill brought by Modi govt will actually do many goods. instead of debt they will have surplus funds. they may buy cheaper land elsewhere and do farming with latest techniques. Land aquisition law will also do good to common man by providing him with new hospitals schools roads factories etc. Noone will die of dengue for the shortage of resources. But morons like Rahul Pappu Gandhi Kejriwal Hazare protested that bill. WHAT AN ANTINATIONAL GESTURE by these loaf ers.
For better agricultural productivity and for the welfare of the farmers cooperative forming is the best option. Sri Anna Hazaare's concerns are not with the plights of farmers, his cocern is to criticise the system.
What is the way out.?. You neither support land bill brought by NDA Govt. which promise to create more jobs at the door steps of land owners, nor you support loan waiver which in actual is being pocketed by corrupt politicians.
Anna Saheb, in reality this money never reached to farmers. Corrupt Politicians siphoned off entire money.
To change the living conditions of small and marginal farmers cooperative farming is most essential. Will the farmers ever realize the same?They shall understand that they are being taken for a ride by all political parties and the interest the political parties have got in them is only their votes during the elections.
At least now he has woken up to the reality.
agree. this freebie culture is damning. its a votebank gimmick and nothing else. money should have been sp3nt on making check dams and canals. also the river interlinking project seeks to avoid drought like situtation but congrrss did not ever pursue this. sharad pawar and company want to urinate in dams like his nephew said.
well said Anna ji... who funds the free sops.. it's tax payer not any minister...I wish our politicians become knowledgeful and so our voters.. that nothing in our life is free... you need to earn it to enjoy.. only thing that God gave free is air... which is now becoming dearer due to pollution...wake up folks..
this hazare doesnt have any sympathy for indians, he just want to be in news.