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Yogi Adityanath mulls loan waiver for physically challenged PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 June 2017 12:41

Highlights

  • Divyaangjan Shashaktikaran Vibhaag wants to waive pending loans worth Rs 3.88 crore for the physically challenged
  • At present, there are almost two crore 'divyaangjan' persons residing in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a loan waiver for the physically challenged on the lines of the ambitious crop loan waiver announced by the Yogi Adityanath.

The Divyaangjan Shashaktikaran Vibhaag of the Uttar Pradesh government wants to waive pending loans worth Rs 3.88 crore.

"In the next 100 days, the endeavour of the department will be to waive pending loans worth Rs 3.88 crore which were availed of by 6,821 divyaangjans (disabled). So far, loans worth Rs 1.60 crore have been paid by them. We want to waive the loans of divyaangjans on the lines of crop loan waiver announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath," Divyangjan Empowerment Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said.

At present, there are almost two crore 'divyaangjan' persons residing in UP.

"The UP government is planning to make the divyaangjans self-reliant. Efforts are being made to link them with the Centre's National Skill Development Mission. The divyaangjans are also being encouraged to start their cottage industries and gradually venture into MSME (Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises) sector," Rajbhar said.

"There is a proposal to provide battery-operated tricycle to the divyaangjans. There would be provision of a trolley being attached to the battery-operated tricycle. The rider can use it sell vegetablesor other items. Women divyaangjans will be provided sewing machines," the minister said. He also said the financial assistance provided to 'divyaangjans' to start their business/shops could be raised to Rs 1 lakh.

Source: Times of India June 15, 2017

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:11
 
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