Guwahati: The Central and Manipur state government have decided to give a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh to those who died during the ethnic conflict in Manipur, officials said on Tuesday.
A member of the family of those who died in the rioting will also be provided a job.
The decision was taken at a meeting between Union Home Minister Amit Shah and chief minister N Biren Singh, on Monday late night.
Notably, the compensation amount will be equally borne by the centre and the state, officials added.
In the meeting, the official also decided that to set up dedicated telephone lines which will be used to dispel rumour mongering which has largely affected the process to calm down the situation and bring peace in the troubled state.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister ensure that essential items such as petrol, LPG gas, rice and other food products will be made available in large quantities to cool down prices.
The home minister who flew in to Imphal Monday night is accompanied by the Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Director of the Intelligence Bureau Tapan Kumar Deka, Amit Shah will hold a series of meetings with political and civil society leaders from both the Meitei and Kuki communities and visit Churachandpur, the site of some of the worst rioting earlier this month, on Tuesday.
On the other hand, an eight-member team of Congress led by party chief Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday met President Droupadi Murmu appraising her of the situation in Manipur where violence erupted on May 3 and demanded a probe by a high-level inquiry committee headed a serving or retired Supreme Court Judge.