Jaya Hikes Compensation of Monsoon Damages, Rs 4 Lakh for Loss of Life

Published: 04th November 2015 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th November 2015 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday hiked the compensation to be be paid for houses, hutments, cattle stock, loss of crops, catamarans and vallams and catamarns, mechanised boats of fishermen etc., for death of persons, Rs.Four lakh will be paid as solatium.

In a statement here, the Chief Minister said she had directed the District Collectors, Police Officers and other top officials to take all precautionary measures to face the monsoon seasons. "Despite all precautions, the monsoon rains may cause loss of lives and other damages. I have ordered payment of hiked compensation to the affected", she added.

The hiked compensation for various sectors are as follows:  loss of life (Rs.4 lakh per person), permanent houses damaged in monsoon rains (Rs.95,100), completely damaged hutments (Rs.5,000), partially damaged hutments (4,100), damage to paddy crops (Rs.13,500 per hectar), rain-fed crops (Rs.7,410 per hectar), long-term crops (Rs.18,000 per hectar), completely damaged catamarans (Rs.32,000 per unit), partially damaged catamarans (Rs.10,000), for completely damaged FRB Vallam (Rs.75,000 maximum), partially damanged FRB Vallams (Rs.20,000), completely damaged mechanised boat (Rs.5 lakh) and partially damaged mechanised boat (Rs.3 lakh). For the hutment dwellers, along with compensation, 10 kg rice, a dhoti and saree, one litre kerosene and Rs.1,000 in cash would be provided to as immediate assistance.  

The Chief Minister has also directed the authorities to repair the roads, bridges and government buildings damaged in monsoon rains at the earliest.

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