Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said the Cabinet had cancelled a government order seeking to impose a two per cent registration fee on advances taken from cooperative institutions under the Guhan scheme, which had been introduced to extend easy loans.

The Cabinet on Tuesday took the decision on the basis of memorandums it had received from people in the cooperative sector.

The moratorium on repayment of loans of endosulfan victims has been extended by six months. The moratorium was due to expire on Tuesday.

The Kerala Academy of Skill Excellence has been allotted six acres spread over Attipra and Andoorkonam villages. As per a suggestion of Sonia Gandhi at the inauguration of the ‘zero landless programme’ that the beneficiaries should be provided funds for constructing houses, the Cabinet decided to provide Rs.2.5 lakh each to the first six beneficiaries of three cents in six districts.

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