Jadhav Committee granted three months extension to submit report

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Mumbai, Mar 13 (UNI) The Maharashtra goverment has granted an extension of three months to the Narendra Jadhav Committee, instituted to probe into farmers suicides, to submit its report.

Revenue Minister Narayan Rane informed the State Legislative Council about the deadline.

During the Question Hour, Mr Rane said the goverment had earlier appointed a one-man committee of noted economist and Pune University Vice-Chancellor Narendra Jadhav to study the causes of suicides and suggest remedial measures. But the committee could not submit its report within the stipulated time and had sought an extension. Accordingly, the committee has been granted an extension of three months to submit the report, Mr Rane said.

He said the committee's recommendations will be implemented in spirit.

Shiv Sena member Diwakar Raote had raised the question in the House while pointing out that the Jadhav Committee was supposed to submit the report before the commencement of the ongoing Budget Session.

The Sena-BJP later staged a walk out on the issue of farmers suicides, demanding a complete loan waiver for farmers.

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