Punjab Cabinet approves bill on Agricultural Indebtedness.

March 22, 2016

In a significant decision , the Punjab Cabinet approved the Bill on "The Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness 2016”.

The proposed legislation provides a framework for expeditious determination and settlement of non-institutional agricultural debt.

The bill would be tabled in the ongoing session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha for consideration.

A spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said that the Bill envisages the establishment of District Level Agricultural Debt Settlement Forums and a State Level Agricultural debt Settlement Forums and a State Level Agricultural Debt Settlement Tribunal to alleviate difficulties of farmers in getting their non-institutional debts reconciled and settled.


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