Killer elephants` victims kin to get Rs 1.5 lakh compensation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 13:13

Raipur: The Chattisgarh government has
decided to provide a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of
those killed by wild elephants in the state, official sources
said Tuesday.

The state government for this purpose has accepted to
sanction Rs 60 lakh for Jashpur, Korea and Sarguja areas in
the state, they said.

The state government has increased the compensation
amount from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh for the families
suffering from every case pertaining to mass loss taking place
in the state due to wild elephants, they said.

The compensation will be handed over through district
collector, sources said adding each village will be allocated
a compensation of Rs 20 lakh instantly.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 13:13

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