People remove an uprooted tree which had blocked a street, after a thunderstorm in Hyderabad on Thursday. More than 100 people were killed in the freakish pre-monsoon phenomenon that hit UP and Rajasthan the hardest, but also affected many other northern states.(PTI)
People remove an uprooted tree which had blocked a street, after a thunderstorm in Hyderabad on Thursday. More than 100 people were killed in the freakish pre-monsoon phenomenon that hit UP and Rajasthan the hardest, but also affected many other northern states.(PTI)

PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for kin of those killed in thunderstorms

The PMO said the funds, which are also going towards helping those injured, will be provided from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 09:39 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those killed in a dust storm which had hit parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday.

The assistance will be provided from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.

The Prime Minister also approved Rs 50,000 each for those seriously injured due to the storm, a statement from the PMO said.

More than 100 people were killed as the dust storm whipped through parts of Rajasthan, including Dholpur and Bharatpur, and Uttar Pradesh, bringing down houses, uprooting trees and electricity poles and flattening crops.

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