Port Blair, March 8: The Lt Governor, Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, PVSM, AVSM has sanctioned Rs 10,000/- each as ex-gratia relief from LG’s Relief Fund to  Shri Jacob (Shelter No. 4A) and Shri P. Josep & Smt Edna (Shelter No. 4B) of Chingam Village, Campbell Bay.

These people suffered loss of household property due to falling of tree on two permanent shelters. The incident happened on 12th February 2013, when officials of the Forest Department were felling a tree close to their shelters.

The ex-gratia relief is based on the assessment report of the Assistant Commissioner, Campbell Bay.