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Compensation distribution nears completion in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 22:00

Dehradun: Compensation has been given to the kin of 106 people out of a total of 132 killed in the June calamity in Uttarakhand since the process began about a month ago.

Relatives of 816 out of a total of 834 people from the state who went missing after the tragedy have also been paid compensation and the process to distribute the amount among the rest in on, an official release said here on Saturday.

The data was collected after Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar spoke to the heads of district administration via video- conferencing to take stock of the extent of damage caused by the disaster and relief distribution exercise is under way in the affected areas.

Out of 61 people, who were injured in the calamity, 52 have been compensated. They underwent medical treatment at different hospitals for over a month.

Assistance has also been provided to 1,282 house owners out of a total of 1,293 of them whose homes were damaged in the disaster, the release said.


First Published: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 21:59

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