Announcing that the West Bengal government will no more take revenue for agricultural land, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded the Central governmentwaive farm loans.
"Bengal government will no longer take any revenue for agricultural land," she said at a public meeting in this railway town of West Midnapore district, adding the decision has been taken to give some relief to the farmers, who have been hit hard by demonetisation and a bad Kharif crop.
"For this, my government will lose out between Rs 100 crore to Rs 200 crore. But this step is needed in the interest of farmers," she said.
Banerjee said the farmers will no more have to face harassment for paying the agricultural revenue. "You don't have to pay the revenue."
The chief minister said the Central government should waive farmers' loans.
"I tell the central government - waive farmers' loan. Lot of farmers are committing suicide in India," she said.