Students protest ‘closure’ of Scooty Finance Scheme

Various college female students Tuesday staged protest on MA Road here, demanding benefits of the Scooty Finance scheme.
Students protest ‘closure’ of Scooty Finance Scheme
Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK

Various college female students Tuesday staged protest on MA Road here, demanding benefits of the Scooty Finance scheme.

The students alleged that authorities have closed the scheme after benefiting "influential students."

"College authorities are refusing to entertain our applications. We were asked to visit Deputy Commissioner's office to avail the benefits of scheme," they said.

The protestors blocked the road for 15 minutes but later dispersed off peacefully.

On September 9, this year, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti formally launched the Scooty Finance scheme for college going girls. The   was announced by the State Government in Budget 2016-17.

 The scheme envisages that the State Government will facilitate purchase of scooties by the college going girls by bearing 50 percent cost of the two-wheeler.

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