Delhi State Government Sanctions 1.38 Crore Towards Fire Mishap in Lal Quila Tibetan Market.


November 24, 2016


Shri. Imran Hussain, Minister of Food & Supplies, Environment & Forest, Election and Shri. Govind Ram, Addl. District Magistrate, District West, Delhi with Tibetan Settlement Officer Mr Lekey Dorjee.

DHARAMSHALA: The state government of Delhi sanctioned INR 1 Crore 38 Lacs on 23 November as relief for the Tibetan sweater sellers who have been affected by a major fire accident at Lal Qila Tibetan refugee market in Delhi on 8 November. The fire gutted all the 138 Tibetan shops in the market, causing extensive financial loss as well as emotional distress to the shopkeepers.

The relief amount was sanctioned by the state government following an appeal by the Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama based in New Delhi and the Tibetan settlement officer based in Majnukatilla.

The Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration expressed its profound gratitude to the state government on behalf of the affected families for the state government’s timely gesture of solidarity.


A view of the Tibetan refugee market in Lal Quila, Delhi, after the fire accident.

The relief fund is being released by Disaster Management under the state government of Delhi. It will be distributed among the 138 owners of the shops in Lal Quila market with each family getting INR 1 Lac.

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