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Amid Corona threats CM visits affected areas

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb doesn’t sit home even in the face of serious threat from COVID19 when the common people are affected.


Leaving behind the threat of COVID19, the Chief Minister today visited several pockets in Jampuijala sub-division where a heavy storm caused severe damages yesterday.


The Chief Minister stood by the side of storm-affected people within 24 hours and also provided them financial assistance as initial relief.


During his visits, the Chief Minister had interactions with the affected villagers mostly indigenous people at different villages of Golaghati today.
Later, the Chief Minister said that two districts- West Tripura and Sepahijala had suffered huge damages due the severe yesterday. The storm not only damaged houses but also caused damage in rubber plantations and sniffed electric poles.


The state government has decided to extend assistance to the affected families, the Chief Minister said.


“As many as 172 houses were partially damaged in West Tripura district. The affected owners will get financial assistance of Rs. 5200 each in the first instalments within three days in their bank accounts,” the Chief Minister said adding that crops in approximately 70 hactare lands also got damaged and around 124 families had suffered the loss– they all would get Rs. 1100 (per kani) each within three days.


“In Sepahijala district, 34 houses got fully damaged. In that case, the house owners would get Rs. 95,100 each from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). The first instalments of Rs. 5200 have already been given in cheques. In case of partial damages (39 houses), the owners would be provided Rs. 5200 each within next three days,” the Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has also passed an instruction to the officials concerned to look after the relief process.

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