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       20 lakh for kin of dead in Ockhi Cyclone
         Posted on :11:33:11 Dec 6, 2017
       Last edited on:20:49:10 Dec 6, 2017
         Tags: Rs 20 lakh, kin, dead, Ockhi cyclone

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday said the government will give an amount of Rs 20 lakh to the families of those dead in the Ockhi cyclone. Briefing reporters after the weekly cabinet, he said that an amount of Rs 10 lakh was earlier granted for them. Rs 5 lakh would be given from the FishermenWelfare Fund Board and Rs 5 lakh from the fisheries department as compensation for livelihood.

Consideration would be given to fishermen when recruitment is taking place in the coastal police. One of the family members of a fisherman dying while fishing will included in the coastal police. Rs 5 lakh will be given as an alternate livelihood to the seriously injured and are unable to work in future. Free ration given for a week has been extended for a month. Rs 60 will be given weekly for a senior citizen and Rs 45 each for a child.

An equal compensation will be given to those who lost their boat and net. Free education and training would be given to the children of those killed and some missing. Revenue and fisheries secretaries have been entrusted to modify the existing benefits.

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