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Bhadrak unrest: Government announces compensation package for affected people

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Bhubaneswar: State Government today announced special compensation package for people affected by the violence in riot-hit Bhadrak.

The GA Department has approved maximum of Rs 2 lakh, minimum of Rs 15,000 as part of compensation for the people affected during the outrage. In its damage assessment report, the Bhadrak Collector had asked to provide compensation to 443 beneficiaries identified for assistance in first phase.

It may be noted that properties to the tune of Rs 9 crore including 440 business establishments, 10 pucca houses and 180 makeshift shops were damaged during the communal violence that hit Bhadrak town.

However, Collector Gyana Ranjan Das has mentioned the above damages in the assessment report which was submitted to Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC), Central, AB Ota .

Reportedly, the damage had affected to three different religious institutions during the unrest.

Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, during his visit to the tension-hit town on April 12, had directed officials for assessment of the damages caused during the outrage for announcement of compensation to the affected people.

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