Requests LG for Compensation and Allotment of Shops For Victims

Port Blair, May 5: The PCC President, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has reminded the Lt. Governor regarding his consideration to issue compensation to the victims of fire accident which occurred on 23rd April, 2013 at about midnight. 

Enclosing the assessment report prepared by the Tehsildar Ferrargunj, Sharma wrote in his letter that all the unfortunate victims are from very poor background. As per report of the Tehsildar, the house owner PK Mohammed Siddique has sustained an approximate damage of about Rs. 12,00,000/- while Bitish Baroi, Vegetable shop owner, Anukul Das, Stationary Shop owner, Thanveera Bashir, eatery shop owner and Smti R Laxmi, Bakery owner have sustained approximate damages of Rs 19,000/-, 1,75,000/-, 4,00,000/- and 1,10,000/- respectively in the fire accident.

Besides compensation from Lt Governor's fund, Sharma has also earnestly requested to consider alternate shops to the distressed shop owners so that they can start earning their livelihood.