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Hatpipliya: Amid ongoing pandemic many small traders and small shopkeepers are in financial crisis due to the lockdown imposed from March-July for protection against covid-19.

Government and administration run various schemes to help them. One such scheme was to provide a loan of Rs. 10,000 to these small traders and street vendors. To avail this loan they had to register online through Nagar Panchayat and after submitting all the required documents they got a loan of Rs 10,000.

But many small traders of Hatpipliya have still not received this amount who have got themselves registered in July. Even those who got approval for this amount of Rs. 10,000 by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia in a program of unveiling the statue of former chief minister Kailash Joshi in Hatpipliya, have not received the amount, though the bank has taken 3-3 cheques from them as security.

Ramesh son of Brij Lal Vishwakarma Sutar of ward number 6 and Mukesh son of Satyanarayan Tiwari also of ward number 6 had got their registration done online through Nagar Panchayat. They were provided with acceptance letters of Rs 10,000 by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Jyotiraditya Scindia but till date have not received the amount. Both the beneficiaries said that they can get loans from the market too by giving cheques. Their accounts are in Bank of India.

The officials, staff and banks are making the scheme of government void, they alleged. They also said that the responsible authorities should pay attention in this regard.

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