“Loan waiver has become fashion now. It should be waived but in extreme situations only. It’s not a final solution. You have to take care of systems. The farmers should be taken care in distress,” Naidu said at India’s largest municipal bond programme here.
Meanwhile, the farmers protest in Maharashtra turned violent on Thane-Badlapur highway as the protesting farmers said that their land is being acquired by the Ministry of Defence.
Additional forces have been sent to the spot including riot control vehicles.
Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district became the epicentre of farmers’ agitation over a demand for loan waivers and better prices for their produce.
During the agitation, six farmers were gunned down by the police, thereby drawing criticism from political parties.