Interest Loans of BPL Students to be Paid by State Govt

Published on: 13 Nov, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala, Palakkad District News

11 November 2013

During his Mass Contact Program in Palakkad Kerala Cm Oommen Chandy told that the 140 student Loans from BPL families will be paid By State Government. The Government would pay the interest dues totalling Rs. 75 lakh to banks on loans availed by students of various courses, belonging to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.

People in large numbers had turned up to meet Mr Chandy at the programme in this predominantly rural district since morning seeking solutions to their grievances.Security was tight in and around Indira Gandhi Stadium in the town, to where Mr Chandy came walking from a nearby Inspection Bungalow as the opposition LDF blocked roads leading to the venue in the morning.

A total of 18,480 petitions on a host of issues ranging from welfare pensions to medical aid had been received in advance. In addition, fresh petitions were received and looked into by the Chief Minister and officials present at the venue.

LDF opposition had organised protests at the programme venues as part of their ongoing boycott of Mr Chandy demanding his resignation over the solar panel scam alleging that the fraudsters had the support of the chief minister and his office. Several people were allegedly have been financially cheated of by the promoters of a private firm which had offered them solar energy solutions.

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