Families of a total of 36 journalists will receive the financial assistance which includes senior journalist of Times of India Lucknow and former bureau chief of India today Subhash Mishra and TV today journalist Rohit Sardana also. The cheque of the financial help will be distributed in a function in state capital Lucknow today.
Chief Minister will himself hand over the cheques to the family persons of the journalists. CM Yogi Adityanath had announced Rs 10 lakh financial aid for family members of scribes who died due to COVID-19.
Making the announcement in may month this year the chief minister had said that his government is committed to provide all support to journalists and will continue to encourage them. During the second wave of the pandemic, many journalists across the state got infected on duty and lost their lives, leaving their families helpless.