Rs 5.05 Crore Approved For Families Of 101 Journalists Who Died Of Covid: Centre

Aug 03, 01:47 / Mənbə: Ndtv.com

The centre has approved help for families of 101 journalists who died. (Representational)

The Central government has approved Rs 5.05 crore as financial assistance to the dependents of a total of 101 journalists who died due to COVID-19, Rajya Sabha was informed Monday.

In a written reply to a question, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Anurag Thakur told the Upper House that the government undertook "a special drive" for providing financial assistance to the families of the journalists who died due to the viral disease.

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"On the basis of applications received by the Press Information Bureau and which fulfill the criteria laid under the Journalist Welfare Scheme (JWS) administered by the I&B Ministry, a sum of Rs 5.05 crore was approved during 2020 and 2021 for financial assistance at the rate of Rs 5 lakh/family to each of the 101 families of journalists who died due to Covid-19," the minister said.

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