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In the 21st meeting of the CM Relief Fund Trustee Council held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar through video conferencing, it was told that in case of death due to corona, the dependents of the deceased were given the help of four lakh rupees from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
=> Under this, a total of Rs 148 crore 16 lakh has been released from the fund at the rate of Rs 4 lakh each to the dependents of 3704 dead.
=> Significantly, the Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) was established in the year 1971 to help the people in distress.
=> This fund is recognized as a trust and its income is exempted for return purposes under sections 12A and 139 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
=> The Chief Minister is the chairman of CMRF and is assisted by officers/staff on an honorary basis.
=> It was informed in the meeting that so far Rs 59 crore has been given for the construction of 100 flood shelters in 10 flood affected districts, out of which the construction work of 40 flood shelters has been completed and the construction of the remaining is in progress.
=> At present, for complete freedom from Kala-azar disease, under 'Mukhyamantri Kala-azar Rahat Yojna', assistance of Rs.6600 is being given to each Kala-azar patient, which was started in the year 2011.
=> Similarly, every child labor freed for eradication of child labor is being given assistance of Rs.25 thousand for housing.
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