‘Patrakar Kalyan Kosh’ scheme
‘Patrakar Kalyan Kosh’ scheme is a scheme implemented by the Chhattisgarh government to provide financial aid to families of media personnel who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The families of journalists who died because of the COVID-19 infection will be receiving financial assistance worth more than Rs.90 lakh under this scheme.
Besides providing financial aid to the families of diseased journalists, the scheme will also be increasing the financial assistance to journalists requiring COVID-19 treatment from Rs.50,000 to Rs.2 lakh. For senior journalists, the state government will be increasing monthly pension from Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000 under the scheme Â‘Senior Journalist Samman NidhiÂ’.