Rs 1 Crore Ex-Gratia For Vizag Gas Leakage Victims
The AP government also announced Rs 10 lakh as compensation for all those on ventilators, and Rs 10,000 to each of the 15,000 villagers of the affected villages.
Hyderabad | 7th May 2020
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy announced Rs 1 crore as ex-gratia to the family members of those who died in the LG Polymers gas leakage incident.
He also announced Rs 10 lakh as compensation for all those who are undergoing treatment on ventilators, and of Rs 10,000 to each of the 15,000 villagers of the affected villages.
Reddy also announced that the government would pay Rs 25,000 to the owners of the animals which died in the accident.
He made this announcement after visiting those who had gotten sick due to the leakage, at the King George Hospital.
Later he held a high-level review meeting on the issue at Andhra Medical College. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the gas had leaked in the early hours of Thursday, and that it had an impact on five neighbouring villages of the factory.
He said that the government had constituted a committee to inquire into the reasons behind the leakage of the gas, and that it would take steps to prevent such incidents in future based on the report of the committee.
A total of 11 people have died so far in the accident, and over 5,000 have fallen sick.
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