Re-scheduling of loans taken by a farmer from financial institutions
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in any other law or contract or decree or order of any Court or Tribunal, the Commission may reschedule the recovery of loans availed by a farmer described in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 5 on or before the date of declaration as a distress affected area, distress affected crop under section 6 or a distress affected farmer from any financial institution notified by the Government for this purpose.
(2) Where the rescheduling of the loan is made under sub-section (1), the farmer shall be bound to repay such loan with interest to the financial institution concerned within the period allowed by Commission:
Provided that the Commission may, on application by the farmer, exempt him, by order, from the repayment of the same for the period so rescheduled, for the reasons to be recorded:
Provided further that the farmer shall be bound to repay the same on such later dates, so fixed by the Commission.