AMN /NEW DELHI
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has made a five-fold increase in a journalist welfare scheme from 20 lakh to one crore rupees.
The scheme provides financial assistance to scribes and their families in times of extreme hardships. According to Ministry sources, the increase will be effective from April 1.
The scheme covers journalists accredited to the Press Information Bureau, state governments, UTs, and non-accredited journalists working for a minimum five continuous years as news editor, reporter, photographer, cameraman and freelance journalist.