Haryana Asks Banks To Give Loans On Nominal Rate Over Jat Stir

Rohtak: Haryana government has asked the nationalised banks to provide loans on nominal rate to the traders affected during the recent reservation agitation in the state so as to enable them to restart their business.

Besides, losses of the vehicles having third party insurance, which got damaged during the agitation, would also be compensated by the state government.

This was stated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while addressing a meeting of representatives of traders in Rohtak.

Mr Khattar, who patiently heard grievances of the traders, assured them of all possible assistance.

He also assured that all obstacles in the distribution of compensation would be removed at the earliest.

The state government has written to the nationalised banks asking them to provide loans on nominal rates to the affected persons and other needy people so that they could re-establish their business.

He said there was a provision in nationalised banks to provide loans on nominal rate of interest in such circumstances.

The limit of repayment of these loans is four years, he said. The state government has already taken the decision to exempt the electricity dues of four months for those affected during the agitation.

He said the state government has compensated the affected persons for their losses by providing them concessions through different mediums.

Apart from this, a Committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Deputy Commissioners has been constituted to provide compensation to those who suffered heavy losses during the agitation, he added.

He said the state government has distributed compensation to more than 1,250 affected persons in Rohtak and the remaining would be given compensation within a week.