Madhya Pradesh to introduce 'clear-cut' compensation policy for victims of grave incidents

The Madhya Pradesh government declared that it would come out with a 'clear-cut' compensation policy for the victims, who lose their lives in the incidents of serious nature.

PTI July 19, 2017 19:31:10 IST
Madhya Pradesh to introduce 'clear-cut' compensation policy for victims of grave incidents

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Monday told the state legislative assembly that it would come out with a "clear-cut" compensation policy for the victims, who lose their lives in the incidents of serious nature.

Madhya Pradesh to introduce clearcut compensation policy for victims of grave incidents

File Image of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. PTI

Home minister Bhupendra Singh made this announcement while replying to a question raised by Congress member Mukesh Nayak over the financial aid provided to those who died during the farmers' agitation last month, especially the Mandsaur police firing incident of 6 June, in which five farmers were killed.

"We are going to come out with a clear-cut compensation policy for the victims (including the deceased) of incidents of serious nature," Singh said.

Currently, the compensation is given as per the Revenue Book Circular (RBC), he said adding, "However, in case of incidents of serious nature, succour is also provided from the Chief Minister's Discretionary Fund."

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had personally handed over the cheques of Rs 1 crore each as compensation to the kin of the five farmers killed in Mandsaur police firing.

Besides the loss of life, properties of several people had been destroyed in arson, stone pelting during the farmers' stir in Mandsaur.

The opposition Congress had later organised a bandh in Balaghat district and demanded Rs 1 crore each for the over 25 people killed on 7 June in a fire cracker factory inferno.

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