Jat violence: Haryana gives Rs.65 crore compensation

Chandigarh: The Haryana government has released Rs.65.38 crore in compensation, including interim and final payment, to those whose properties were damaged in the violence during the Jat agitation for job quotas in the state.

“Apart from this, private and government insurance companies have so far made payments amounting to about Rs.12.86 crore to people whose insured properties were damaged,” a state government spokesman said on Monday.

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He said the government had so far received 2,078 claims for compensation, including 1,826 from urban and 238 from rural areas.

As per the claims filed, 1,789 properties, including 1,500 in urban and 289 in rural areas, were damaged.

“Rs.22.37 crore was paid as interim assistance in 1,818 cases. This included payment of Rs.20.83 crore in 1,616 cases in urban areas and Rs.1.54 crore in 202 cases in rural areas,” he said.

Industry body Assocham had pegged losses due to the violence during the agitation at around Rs.20,000 crore in the state.

A total of 30 persons died and 320 people were injured, including 72 personnel belonging to police and other security forces, during the agitation that affected over 10 districts in south and central Haryana.