KCR to meet cross section of people from Feb 17

Hyderabad, February 14: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally launch Janahita programme aimed at interacting with a cross section of people on February 17, which is incidentally birthday of the Chief Minister

The first meeting of Janahita is going to be with the family members of the deceased journalists. He will handover financial help to the bereaved families.

KCR, who held a review meeting today on the welfare of journalists, announced that the government would allocate Rs 10 crore every year for the journalists’ welfare.

“In the last two State Budgets we have allocated Rs 10 crore each, which is about Rs 20 crore. We will also allocate Rs 10 crore in the present Budget. With this money we will take up welfare programme for journalists through the Press Academy,” he said.

The government will give Rs one lakh each to the families of journalists. Their family members will get a pension of Rs 3000 per month for five years. If they have children studying below 10th standard, the government will give Rs 1000 to two children of the family per month.

If the journalists’ children are studying abroad overseas scholarship will be given to them. The government will also give assistance to journalists pursuing courses abroad.

The CM entrusted the job of identifying house sites for journalists in Hyderabad to Minister KT Rama Rao.

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