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Economic Assistance for families of Accredited Shramjivi Journalist raised

Bhopal. The cabinet meeting has taken a decision to raise the maximum limit of economic assistance of Rs. One lakh, paid to the dependent wife and minor children in case of death of accredited Shramjivi Journalist to Rs. 4 lakh.

Similarly, a decision has also been taken in the cabinet to increase monetary assistance of Rs. 25 thousand to Rs. 50 thousand from the Journalist Welfare Fund in case of damage caused to vehicles and cameras of shramjivi journalists/ cameramen.

Interest subsidy of 5 percent on housing loan for journalists - Moreover, the cabinet has taken a decision give 5 percent subsidy on interest, charged from the accredited journalists on housing loan. This interest subsidy will be payable on obtaining loan from any financial institution recognized the Reserve Bank of India. The interest subsidy will be paid for 5 years on housing loan of Rs. 25 lakh. This facility will be provided to journalist husband or his wife for single house from the current fiscal year.