The Odisha authorities has sanctioned a compensation of ₹2.55 crore to members of the family of 17 working journalists of the state who died because of COVID-19, an official launch stated. Every household will probably be supplied with ₹15 lakh every.
The Data and Public Relations Division of the state stated the quantity has been sanctioned from the Journalist Welfare Fund. 4 journalists from Bhubaneswar, three from Balangir, seven from Ganjam, two from Jajpur, and one from Kalahandi misplaced their lives because of the virus. Their households will probably be supplied with the compensation, reported The New Indian Express.
“Few circumstances have been acquired by the division which will probably be disbursed after due verification. After required inquiry on the district stage, eligible functions will probably be thought of for disbursement of the ex gratia compassionate help,” the assertion stated.
In Might this 12 months, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared working journalists of the state as ‘frontline COVID-19 warriors’. He introduced a compensation of ₹ 15,00,000 to the subsequent of kin of a journalist who succumbed to the virus.
Journalists Hit Exhausting By COVID
The coronavirus has hit journalists throughout the nation exhausting. When the virus struck the nation final 12 months, massive publications laid off journalists and minimize the salaries of staff. When the vaccination drive began in India this 12 months, they weren’t included within the precedence listing regardless of reporting from the sphere extensively.
On common, three journalists died everyday in April 2021. Greater than 300 scribes throughout India have misplaced their lives.
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