COVID-19: Waiving off power bills of farmers among Priyanka’s 11 suggestions to CM Yogi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to waive private school fees and reduce the home loan interest rates to zero percent.
In a letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has given 11 suggestions to combat the economic fallout of the COVID-19.
Vadra urged the UP Chief Minister to reduce interest rate of the home loans availed by the poor and middle class to zero percent. “In these times when people are losing jobs and the salary slabs are being reduced, paying home loans (installment) have become a challenge for those from the middle class,” she said.
Seeking relief for the farming community, the Congress leader has made a range of suggestions including power bill waivers for farmers for next four months.
“Power bills of farmers for tube wells and their homes should be waived off. The penalty and interest charged on the pending bills should be waived off as well,” the Congress general secretary suggested.
She also said that interest rates on the loans taken by farmers should be written off.
“Assurance to buy the entire harvest of farmers should be given,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appealed to the UP CM.
She has sought a slew of relief measures including loan waivers and reduction of power bills to small and medium industries in the state, saying that they are “considered the backbone of the economy”. She called for relief measures for weavers and workers in various small and cottage industries including carpet, textiles and 'chikan' work.
Vadra's suggestion to the UP CM comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a relief package of Rs 20 lakh crore to fight the economic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.