As many as 9,074 families of 1984 riot victims have been provided rehabilitation grant of Rs two lakh each by Punjab government till date, a senior official said on Tuesday.
These grants are being provided under a rehabilitation package announced by the Centre to compensate the victims of 1984 riots, Secretary, Revenue and Rehabilitation and Disaster Management RC Nayyar told reporters in Chandigarh.
He said a total 15,254 such claims were received from the Deputy Commissioners throughout the state, out of which 11.745 were settled and 2,038 rejected while 1,079 were still under consideration.
He assured that the remaining cases of disbursement pending with Deputy Commissioners of Amritsar, Ludhiana and Mohali besides others under consideration cases would be disposed of very shortly.
The state government had also provided 269 jobs and 2,471 houses to the riot victims in Punjab till date, Nayyar added.
It was also disbursing subsistence allowance at the rate of Rs 2500 per month to widows of 300 riot victims.