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Haryana cabinet waives house tax, water tariff for Jat stir victims

Giving a relief to those whose residential and commercial properties were damaged during the recent Jat agitation in the state, the Haryana cabinet on Thursday decided to waive off the house tax and water tariff on such properties for one year.

punjab Updated: Mar 04, 2016 17:04 IST
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The state government has also decided in principle to give relief in VAT to those traders and businessmen who suffered losses during the recent agitation.
The state government has also decided in principle to give relief in VAT to those traders and businessmen who suffered losses during the recent agitation. (HT Photo)

Giving a relief to those whose residential and commercial properties were damaged during the recent Jat agitation in the state, the Haryana cabinet on Thursday decided to waive off the house tax and water tariff on such properties for one year.

Interacting with newspersons here after the cabinet meeting, parliamentary affairs minister Ram Bilas Sharma said Khattar had already waived electricity dues for the current and next billing cycles of all those consumers whose houses or commercial properties were damaged or looted during the recent agitation from February 15 to 22.

Also, the state government has decided in principle to give relief in VAT to those traders and businessmen who suffered losses during the recent agitation.

Asked about the draft of the bill on Jat reservation to be presented in the Vidhan Sabha, he said a five-member committee had been constituted, under the chairmanship of the Union parliamentary affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the issue.