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Provide relief to Delhi fire victims: Patil
April 04, 2006 14:59 IST
Home Minister Shivraj Patil Tuesday directed officials to provide necessary relief immediately to the victims of the fire, which took place in the Yamuna Pushta area of east Delhi Monday night.
Patil visited the site of the fire Tuesday morning and interacted with the affected persons and their families. He was accompanied by Union Home Secretary V K Duggal, Chief Secretary of Delhi S Regunathan and Police Commissioner of Delhi K K Paul.
The Delhi government has announced an ex-gratia payment of Rs 1 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for major injury/incapacitation. An amount of Rs 1,000 for each jhuggi, gutted in the fire has also been announced by the government.
Arrangements are also being made by the Delhi government for providing necessary relief at the site.