Revenue Minister Provides Financial Assistance to Families of Deceased Workers in Fireworks Factory Tragedy
The fireworks factory tragedy that happened in Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu on February 12, 2021, claimed the lives of at least 19 workers. Along with the several grievous injuries, it resulted in several families losing their sole breadwinners. The State government has put forth efforts to provide assistance to the families, and Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar announced on Monday, February 22, 2021, that the State would be providing financial assistance.
The Revenue Minister, who paid a visit to the disconsolate families of the districts, promised the immediate financial aid of Rs. 3 lakhs to the families of the deceased. Those who sustained grievous injuries during the tragedy will receive financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh, while those with minor injuries will receive Rs. 25,000. Additionally, he informed the people that the government would bear the expenses of their hospitalization up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Support to the Children
The tragedy left several children without parents, and with no means of livelihood. To ensure that they are not deprived of their education, the government has decided to provide education assistance to the children. The government will provide Rs. 5,000 per month to the children who have lost their parents, enabling them to continue their education without any hassle.
Insurance for the Workers
Taking proactive measures to address the issue that led to the tragedy in the first place, the minister announced that all the workers in the fireworks factory would be provided with an insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakhs. This insurance will serve to safeguard the workers’ financial interests in case of an incident similar to the February 12 incident.
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