Bhubaneswar: Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised to waive all agricuture loans in Odisha, if they are voted to power in the 2019 general elections.
BJP also promised to make provisions for interest-free loans to farmers. BJP has started Mandi Chaala Abhiyan from yesterday and it will continue till January 7 across the state. BJP alleged gross irregularities in the paddy procurement centres in the state.
During the march, the party workers will stage demonstrations and burn effigies of Food Supplies and Cooperation Minister Surya Narayan Patro in front of all the mandis across the state, said BJP state president Basant Panda in a press meet yesterday.
Odisha Congress also announced to write off the farm loans if voted to power in the ensuing elections. State Congress President Niranjan Patnaik also promised to increase the MSP on paddy.