- The amount was sanctioned to release third installment of compensation
- Bed-ridden patients would get ₹2 lakh each while ₹3 lakh would be given to cancer patients
- An amount of ₹14.18 crore has been set aside to provide compensation to dependents of deceased persons
A big relief for the Endosulfan victims of Kerala, the state government sanctioned ₹56. 76 crore as compensation for families of people who suffered health issues due to pollution caused after spraying of pesticide in the cashew plantations in Kasargod district.
The government has decided to pay ₹5 lakh each to the families of persons who died, is bedridden or is mentally challenged due to exposure to pesticide.
Earlier, it was decided to give ₹3 lakh to physically challenged persons and cancer patients in instalments. As per the decision two instalments had already been disbursed.
Of the total amount sanctioned ₹5. 15 crore had been set aside to provide compensation to 257 bedridden persons. Each of them will get ₹2 lakh each. An amount of ₹23. 22 crore has been set aside to provide compensation for 1161 mentally challenged persons. Each of them will get ₹2 lakh.
As many as 985 physically challenged persons will get ₹1 lakh each and ₹9. 85 crore has been earmarked for the purpose.
The government has set aside ₹4. 37 crore for paying compensation to 437 cancer patients. There are 709 dependents of deceased persons and ₹14. 18 crore is set aside to provide compensation to them.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:36 PM IST