Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi govt gives nod to farmer scheme named after Gajendra Singh

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New Delhi | Published: April 29, 2015 9:42:36 AM

Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government gave approval for the setting up of a farmer compensation scheme to be named after Gajender Singh.

Arvind Kejriwal's farmer schemeArvind Kejriwal led AAP government had earlier announced to name its rain-hit farmer compensation scheme after Gajendra Singh. (PTI)

Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government gave approval for the setting up of a farmer compensation scheme to be named after Gajender Singh, who allegedly committed suicide during an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) rally on April 22.

The government has also decided to give job to a member of Gajendra’s family and martyr status for him, as demanded by the farmer’s kin.

The decisions were taken during a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Singh, a 41-year-old farmer from Rajasthan, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree during an AAP rally against the land ordinance.

Arvind Kejriwal led AAP government had earlier announced to name its rain-hit farmer compensation scheme after Gajendra Singh. The Chief Minister had also promised to provide a job to any child of the family after he or she attains the age of 18.

According to officials, the government will distribute compensation to rain-hit farmers from next week.

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