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Jat stir: Haryana receives over 2,000 compensation claims

Chandigarh: Haryana government on Sunday said it has so far received 2,085 claims for compensation from those whose properties were damaged during Jat agitation in the state in February. The state government has so far
PTI April 03, 2016 22:19 IST
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Chandigarh: Haryana government on Sunday said it has so far received 2,085 claims for compensation from those whose properties were damaged during Jat agitation in the state in February.

The state government has so far released a compensation of Rs 49.47 crore while full payment to the tune of Rs 27.20 crore has been made to 1,698 claimants, an official spokesman said.

The payment for remaining claims would be made soon, he added.

According to the claims received, 1,789 properties - 1,500 in urban areas and 289 in rural areas - were damaged during the stir by the community which was demanding reservation in jobs and education.

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Out of the total 2,085 claims received, 1,847 were from urban areas and 238 from rural areas, he said.

An interim compensation of Rs 22.27 crore has been given to 1,835 claimants - Rs 20.73 crore to 1,633 claimants in urban areas and Rs 1.54 crore to 202 claimants in rural areas.

He said Rs 24.34 crore was paid as final compensation to 1,508 claimants in urban areas and Rs 2.86 crore to 190 claimants in rural areas.

The spokesman said private and government insurance companies have so far made payments of Rs 8,14,22,096 to the persons whose insured properties had been damaged.