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Kerala: Farmers' Debt Relief Commission to set up

By Staff
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Google Oneindia News

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 15: The Kerala Government today announced the setting up of a five-member Farmers' Debt Relief Commission with Retired High Court Judge K A Abdul Gafoor as its Chairman.

The announcement was made by Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan in the State Assembly.

The Commission, constituted according to the provisions of the Kerala Farmers' Debt Relief Act, would have powers to settle farm loans taken by farmers from banks and other financial institutions and decide on compensation for crop losses.

The legislation was passed by the State Assembly in the context of increased suicides by debt-ridden farmers.

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