The Mizoram government has provided compensation of Rs 50,000 each to 420 of 652 COVID deceased people in the state so far, Chief Minister Zoramthanga has informed the assembly.
Also, compensation of Rs 20 lakh each has been released to the next of kin of three volunteers of the village-level task force who have died due to COVID-19 while executing their duties.
The ex-gratia payment has been met from the State Disaster Risk Management Fund (SDRMF), he said on Thursday. The chief minister said that the grant for COVID ex-gratia payment has been increased to Rs 49 crore from Rs 47 crore as recommended by the 15th Finance Commission.
With PTI inputs.