Kin of 19k Covid victims in city got additional ₹50k as govt aid
Hindustan Times|January 18, 2022
NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has paid an additional ₹93.8 crore to the kin of 18,766 Covid-19 victims as one-time ex-gratia payment, according to documents seen by HT.
Alok KN Mishra

Government officials confirmed that these 18,766 people who lost a family member to Covid-19 had already received ₹50,000 as ex gratia under the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojna, and have now also been given an additional ₹50,000 each under the Delhi Disaster Response Fund.

According to a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order for disbursal of compensation dated January 6 this year, over 20,000 people who lost a family member to Covid-19 and have already received ₹50,000 as ex gratia under the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojna, will now be given an additional ₹50,000 each under the Delhi Disaster Response Fund.

A total of 22,131 people have so far received 50,000 as ex-gratia under the Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojna, of whom 18,766 received an additional ₹50,000.

The highest number of applications has been sanctioned in the South West district (3,479), followed by West (3,044), North West (2,768), Shahdara (2,043) and lowest from North (277), according to the government documents.

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