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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley commits to meet fiscal target, rules out farm loan waiver by Centre
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday ruled out any waiver of farm loan and said the Centre will adhere to fiscal targets. The remark came as Punjab became the third state after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra to announce waiver of loans given to farmers. Replying to questions from reporters, Jaitley said the Centre is not considering any such plan. The government had in 2008 waived farm loan to the tune of Rs 74,000 crore.
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