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Monday, May 26, 2008

Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008

RBI / 2007-2008/ 330
RPCD.No.PLFS. BC.72 /05.04.02/2007- 08 - 23/5/08

The Chairman/Managing Director
All Scheduled Commercial Banks (including Local Area Banks)

Dear Sir,

Union Budget – 2008-09 – Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008

As you are aware, the Hon'ble Finance Minister, in his Budget Speech (paragraph 73) for 2008-09 has announced a debt waiver and debt relief Scheme for farmers, for implementation by all scheduled commercial banks, besides RRBs and co-operative credit institutions.

2. The detailed Scheme notified by the Government of India along with necessary explanations is enclosed. The scheduled commercial banks (including Local Area Banks) may take necessary action towards implementation of the Scheme at the earliest. The implementation of the Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme should be completed by June 30, 2008.

3. Further communication in respect of this Scheme would follow.

4. In case of RRBs and co-operatives, a separate circular is being issued by NABARD.


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