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NGT orders compensation of Rs 2.4 cr for 12 stone quarry victims in Mizoram

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), which earlier registered a suo-moto case in the Mizoram stone quarry collapse on November 14 killing 12 workers, has ordered a compensation of Rs 2.4 crore for the victims, officials said here on Tuesday.

An official of Mizoram Pollution Control Board (MPCB) said that the NGT has asked the Mizoram government to persuade the private company operating the stone mine to provide at least Rs 2.4 crore (Rs 20 lakh each) as compensation or else the state would have to bear the payment.

The official said that compensation of Rs 1 lakh each has been given to the deceased by the state government and ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the next of kin of each of those who died is awaited from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

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