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BACKFINCO sets target to provide Rs 1,127.75 lakh loan to youth : Dharmsot

BACKFINCO sets target to provide Rs 1,127.75 lakh loan to youth : Dharmsot

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (UNI) The Punjab government has set a target to provide a loan of Rs 1127.75 lakh during the year 2020-2021 to uplift the economic standard of the backward class youth of the state.
Punjab Minister for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said that Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation (Backfinco) has set the target to disburse the loan of Rs 1127.75 lakh to 751 beneficiaries during the year of 2020-21. Under this, loans amounting to Rs 109.60 lakh have been already disbursed to 65 beneficiaries till July 31, 2020. Besides, loans of Rs 5.5 lakh have been disbursed to three beneficiaries under direct loan scheme.
He said that the corporation has been disbursed loan of Rs 2433.86 lakh to total 1459 beneficiaries in time span of 2016-17 to 2019-2020 under Direct Loan Scheme.

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BJP shows cold shoulder to Mayawati's statement

29 Oct 2020 | 7:18 PM

Lucknow, Oct 29 (UNI) BSP chief Mayawati’s statement that she is ready to align with BJP to defeat Samajwadi Party has failed to enthuse the BJP leadership of Uttar Pradesh as they opined that BSP supremo should first set her house in order rather than start scouting for allies.

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Days were gone when country used to be run by Fatwas: UP CM

Days were gone when country used to be run by Fatwas: UP CM

29 Oct 2020 | 7:16 PM

Lucknow, Oct 29 (UNI) Coming down heavily on the ‘Muslim Fundamentalists’, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that gone are the days when the country used to be run on ‘Fatwas’, now it is run by the Constitution.

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Haryana govt issues transfer & posting orders of two IAS officers

29 Oct 2020 | 7:11 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 29 (UNI) Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of two IAS officers with immediate effect.

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PAIC Chairman sees crop diversification & food processing as game changer for Punjab’s ryots

29 Oct 2020 | 7:06 PM

Chandigarh, Oct 29 (UNI) Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (PAIC) Joginder Singh Mann Thursday said the farmers of the state could change their fortunes through crop diversification and Food Processing.

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Girl's body recovered from canal in UP

29 Oct 2020 | 7:04 PM

Barabanki, Oct 29 (UNI) The body of a girl was recovered from a sack in the Sharda Sahayak canal in the Badosarai area here on Thursday.

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