An official release issued by the Chief Ministers Office said that if any journalist dies due to coronavirus, his/her family members will get ex gratia of Rs 15 lakh.
On 28 May, the Kerala Police had fished out the body of Kevin Joseph, who had married Neenu Chacko, 20, belonging to a higher caste.
The state cabinet, which met here on Wednesday, also decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the families of Nipoh victims.
The incident took place on Wednesday when the ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the NTPC plant in Unchahar area.
This is a second rail accident in the region in two months.