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Rs 25 lakh for families of dead policemen

india Updated: Feb 05, 2009 01:39 IST
Zeeshan Shaikh

The state government on Wednesday announced the families of each of the 15 policemen killed in Sunday’s Naxalite attack would be given Rs 25 lakh.

The Chief Minister also announced a special action plan for the development of Naxal-hit districts in the state with Rs 1,383.51 crore.

The compensation package for the families of the martyred policemen will cost the state Rs 3.75 crore.

Besides the monetary compensation, the families of the dead will get other kinds assistance as well.

“They (families of policemen killed in Gadchiroli Naxal attack) will also be entitled to all the facilities that had been given to families of policemen martyred in the (November26-29) Mumbai terror attacks,” Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said.

The families of the 15 policemen who were ambushed and killed in Markegaon, a village in Gadchiroli district, will get the Rs 25 lakh in the form of a fixed deposit which cannot be liquidated for 10 years.

The immediate family of the victims will be able to receive interest from the fixed deposit.

Other assistance the family will receive is a flat, a monthly salary till the time the deceased was due to retire, and a job to one member of the family.

“We will give them flats in the districts that the family stays or will give them land and money to build a house if a government flat is not available,” Chavan said.

Under the plan for the Naxalite-affected districts, the state government will spend Rs 1,383.51 crore on 38 talukas in the districts of Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Yavatmal, Bhandara and the Chief Minister’s Nanded.

Under the plan, the amount will be spent over three years to develop these areas.

Among other things, the funds will be used to encourage cottage industries such as herbal medicine nurseries, bamboo products workshops and prawn farming.