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Pulwama Terror Attack: Govts, NGOs step up to provide relief for families of martyrs

While the Centre is planning a major crackdown on terror outfits, the state governments and non-government organisations have come together to support families of the martyrs in the time of crisis.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 16, 2019 7:28 IST
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Howrah: Relatives and neighbours gather at the residence of CRPF martyr Bablu Santra, who lost his life in Thursday's Pulwama terror attack

The martyrdom of 40 CRPF jawans in heinous Pulwama terror attack has incited grief and fury across the nation. While the Centre is planning a major crackdown on terror outfits, the state governments and non-government organisations have come together to support families of the martyrs in the time of crisis. 

The biggest relief package has been announced by the Madhya Pradesh government for the family of slain jawan Ashwini Kumar. 

To help his family, CM Kamal Nath has announced: 

#Ex-gratia amount of Rs 1 crore

#Govt job to one member of the family 
#House for the family to live in

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Other state governments have also announced handsome packages to the resident families of martyrs. Uttar Pradesh government has announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 25 lakh for families of the Pulwama bravehearts. Out of 40, 12 jawans were from the  UP. 

In Maharashtra, the Devendra Fadnavis government has promised to give Rs 50 lakh financial help the families of two jawans from the state, while Assam has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh. 

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced Rs 12 lakh compensation and a government job to the next of kin of the four CRPF jawans from the state who died in the Pulwama terror attack.

The Rajasthan government has announced Rs 25 lakh each for the families of martyrs. Odisha government has promised Rs 10 lakh each for the kin of the martyrs. 

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Apart from that, Sidhi Vinayak Trust has announced financial help of Rs 51 lakh each for the families of Pulwama jawans. UP IPS and Uttarakhand IAS associations have also given one-day salary to help the families. 
 
A Surat-based diamond merchant Devashi Manek has announced that he will donate the amount of Rs 16 lakh he was going to spend at the dinner party for her daughter's wedding for the families of martyred soldiers. 

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