Visakhapatnam Gas Leak: Chief Minister Jagan Mohan announces Rs 1 crore

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The Chief Minister has announced that a committee will investigate this incident.  The state government will also talk to the LG polymer management and demand to provide jobs to the family of the deceased.

Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Thursday the compensation  amount of Rs 1 crore to the family of each person who died in the gas leak incident at LG Polymer Limited.  The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has said that 11 people have died in this incident.  The Chief Minister has also announced that a committee will investigate this incident.

Earlier, he held a review meeting with District Magistrate Vinay Chand and others at Andhra Medical College.  The Chief Minister said that due to gas leak, one lakh rupees will be given to the people being treated in various hospitals.  Ten thousand rupees will be given to 15,000 population (in each person) of five villages affected by gas leaks.  Reddy also announced the formation of a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Special Chief Secretary (Environment and Forests) to make recommendations related to preventing such accidents in future.

Earlier, the Chief Minister went to King George Hospital and expressed condolences to the relatives of those who died in the gas leak.  He met the victims undergoing treatment after the gas leak and inquired about his health.  In the review meeting, the District Magistrate told the Chief Minister that the spread of gas has been limited to an area of ​​1.5 km to two km from the main center of the leak and from there the local residents were safely shifted to other places.

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