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Uttar Pradesh to distribute ex-gratia to Uttarkhand tragedy victims' kin soon

Friday, 13 June 2014 - 8:26pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI

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Distribution of ex-gratia to the kin of 948 persons belonging to Uttar Pradesh who lost their lives in the last year's Uttarakhand tragedy would commence soon.

The process of distribution of death certificates and gazette notification of these 948 persons who died in the Uttarakhand tragedy has been completed, and now distribution of Rs 5.50 lakh each as ex-gratia would start soon, Home Secretary Sanjay Prasad said.

This amount includes Rs 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister and Chief Minister's relief funds, besides Rs 1.50 lakh from the National Disaster Relief Fund, he said.

A total of 1,150 people from Uttar Pradesh had gone missing in the tragedy, he said, adding that the investigation into the fate of 202 others was being conducted by the Uttarakhand government. 

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