Subhash Deshmukh, minister of cooperation, marketing and textile, Maharashtra has announced that the State government has extended the deadline for submitting online applications for farm loan waivers to 22nd September as against 15th September earlier.
The decision comes as a relief to the 4.4 million farmers who had not been able to submit their online applications by 14 September.
According to the department of cooperation which is implementing the scheme, by 14 September, around seven million farmers had enrolled for the scheme and 4.5 million of them had completed the online application procedure. When the government announced the scheme, it claimed that around nine million farmers would get the benefits of the scheme.
The state government has opened around 26,000 facilitation centres across the state to help farmers enrol themselves and file online applications.