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Meghalaya govt announces Rs 10,000 to displaced families

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 15:35

Shillong: Meghalaya government Tuesday
announced a compensation of Rs 10,000 each to the families
displaced in the ongoing ethnic-violence in the state.

Informing this, Meghalaya Home Minister H D R Lyngdoh
said three bundles of CGI sheets would also be given to the
families as immediate relief.

On the other hand, the state Congress also announced Rs 5
lakh cash for the affected people.

"The party is concerned about the violence. A Congress
team would visit the affected areas tomorrow to meet
representatives of both the communities and remove any
misunderstanding and try to regain confidence," Meghalaya
Pradesh Congress Committee president Friday Lyngdoh said.

Besides the Rs 5 lakh, Lyngdoh said Congress workers
would collect kinds from the Shillong public and distribute it
to the affected families.

Government, he said, was seriously looking into the

Some 20,000 people have been displaced in the Meghalaya
and four killed in the Meghalaya side in the ethnic clash
since January 1.


First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 15:35

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