Broken and battered, Haryana limps to normalcy in the aftermath of the Jat quota stir


After protests that lasted 10 days, peace finally reigns, albeit under Army supervision. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


Protesters destroyed private and public property in several districts in Haryana. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


"The ongoing violent agitation in Haryana has already dealt an estimated blow of Rs 18,000-Rs 20,000 crore by way of loss to public and private property and halting trade, industry, small business and transport," said Assocham. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


"The collateral damage to the economic activities to other states in terms of loss to production, transport and movement of people would add a few thousands crore more to the overall loss to the national economy," Assocham said. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


The Haryana government decided to give full compensation for the damage caused to private property in the state during the violent Jat reservation agitation. The decision was taken by the state cabinet, which met under Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


Trade and industry loss is maximum in the worst affected areas of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Bhiwani, Jind, Gohana, Sonipat, Kaithal, Karnal and Panipat, Assocham said. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost


The state cabinet decided that a senior IAS officer shall be deputed as a nodal officer to assess the damage caused to private properties in both urban and rural areas. A proforma to file claims for compensation for damage to the property would be made available online also in the office of the deputy commissioner and after assessment of the same, compensation would be released within a month. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Updated Date: Mar 01, 2016 23:03 PM

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