Kin of the 14 persons killed in floods and landslides in Kedarnath and Badrinath received the compensation by way of cheques on Monday from Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, an official release said on Wednesday.

The amount included Rs two lakh from the Prime Minister's General Relief Fund, Rs 1.50 lakh from Uttarakhand Disaster Management Relief Fund and Rs 3.50 lakh announced by the state government, totaling Rs seven lakh.

A total of 657 pilgrims hailing from the state who were stranded in Uttarakhand had been rescued on the directions of Jayalalithaa and brought to the state and sent to their respective places, the release said, recalling that the state government had contributed Rs five crore to Uttarakhand for relief works.


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