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Landlords waive room rent of students in RajasthanJAIPUR: A few landlords in the state have waived off room rents of the tenants who left for their homes during the lockdown period.

This came following ‘Kamra Kiraya Maafi Abhiyaan’ – run by Rajasthan Berozgar Ekikrit Mahasangh – to waive off room rent, in view of Covid crisis, for the month of April and May of aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams staying in Jaipur and other districts.

Pawan Pandey of Jaipur waived off room rent of his tenant, Rakesh Yadav (a resident of Virat Nagar), who is preparing for RPSC in the city. “I waived off his room rent, electricity and water bills for two months. He pays around Rs 8,500 per month. Even I have not received full salary during the lockdown period,” said Pandey, who is a teacher at a government school. “I have been preparing for RAS examination in Jaipur for the past one year. Due to the lockdown, I had to go back. I requested my landlord and he waived off room rent for two months. I thank him a lot. I also appeal to other landlords to do the same,” said Yadav.

Happy Swami of Ganganagar waived off room rents of 15-16 students. “They are preparing for REET examination in Suratgarh. I waived off room rents for two months amounting to around Rs 40,000,” said Swami, who is a mathematics teacher at a private college.


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