Supreme Court upholds TN govt loan waiver to small farmers; says Article 14 does not bar reasonable classification

The top court while upholding the State government decision, stated that the equality code in Article 14 of the Constitution prescribes substantive and not formal equality and it allows reasonable classification.
Supreme Court upholds TN govt loan waiver to small farmers; says Article 14 does not bar reasonable classification

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an order of the Tamil Nadu government which had granted loan waiver to small and marginal farmers (State of Tamil Nadu vs. National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association).

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