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Delhi government approved farmer compensation scheme named after Gajender Singh

Apr 29, 2015 11:11 IST

Government of Delhi on 28 April 2015 gave its approval for setting up of a farmer compensation scheme named after Gajendra Singh. Gajendra Singh is the person who allegedly committed suicide during an AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) rally on 22 April 2015 by hanging himself with a tree.

The decision on name of the scheme was taken during a Cabinet meet chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. As per reports, the state government will distribute compensation to rain-hit farmers from first week of May 2015.

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

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