RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to supply Rs 4 lakh as compensation to the households of these died attributable to Covid-19.
He identified that the state was dedicated to pay 25 per cent of the quantity as per the ratio of 75:25 underneath the protocols of State Catastrophe Administration Funds.
The letter was written hours after Congress scion Rahul Gandhi initiated a marketing campaign underneath hashtag ‘#4lakhdenahoga’ and he raised two-point calls for by Congress celebration: launch the right knowledge of Covid deaths and compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of deaths attributable to Covid. Gandhi additionally posted his video on Twitter with the demand.
Bringing it to PM’s discover, Baghel wrote within the letter that, in an elaborated affidavit submitted to Supreme Courtroom, the Central authorities had acknowledged that it will pay Rs 50000 to the kin of these died attributable to Coronavirus, from the SDRF. Therefore, underneath the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority, the ration compensation quantity between Centre and state could be 75:25 in per centage.
“However on the time of disaster and tough instances that the persons are dealing with, Rs 50,000 is totally inadequate. Upon consideration of Rs 4 lakh as compensation, the Centre had argued that paying Rs 4 lakh will massively have an effect on the Union authorities’s treasury and can face a disaster in coping with the pandemic state of affairs. Regardless of that the Centre is repeatedly gathering enormous taxes from residents by promoting gas on excessive costs and on the opposite facet, they’re benefitting their company buddies by subsidizing their taxes. This is similar Central authorities that has denied giving reduction to its widespread lots,” CM stated.
He demanded to implement the first-most order issued by the House Ministry dated March 14, 2020, that had introduced Rs 4 lakh reduction compensation to household of Covid affected person’s demise. The announcement was later amended and the quantity was decreased to Rs 50,000.
“Subsequently, as per the SDRF tips, 75 per cent of Rs 4 lakh will vary upto Rs 3 lakh compensation to be borne by the Centre and 25 per cent that quantities to Rs one lakh will probably be accountability of state to bear.
Whereas the pandemic has affected individuals’s life badly with premature deaths, closure of companies, individuals pressured emigrate and shedding the breadwinners of household, they’ve misplaced every thing they owned for the remedy and are ultimately underneath enormous money owed, CM highlighted within the letter.
“We in our state have prolonged assist to individuals by launching a number of welfare schemes throughout Covid instances and in an idea of welfare state, it’s the prime accountability of the state to care for its residents Therefore, we anticipate that Central authorities would share the accountability with the states,” CM stated within the letter.

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