The families of the nine women who tragically lost their lives in the Talawade sparkling candle factory fire are grappling with prolonged uncertainty as they await the promised financial aid of ₹5 lakh each. Despite the government’s swift announcement of assistance, a significant setback in the form of paperwork processing delays has left the grieving families in limbo. The Chief Minister’s Assistance Fund, responsible for disbursing the aid, faces administrative hurdles, prompting protests from the affected families who demand expedited action.
The devastating incident, which occurred on December 8 and claimed the lives of six workers, resulted in immediate medical attention for the injured. However, eight of the nine women succumbed to their injuries in the following months. The affected families, now facing the complexities of bureaucracy, stress the urgency of the situation and the pressing need for financial support.
While funds for five individuals have been sanctioned and credited to their accounts, one heir’s incomplete documentation has halted the disbursement. The proposals for the remaining heirs have been submitted to the chief minister’s office for further review and processing. Simultaneously, information about online access to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund has been disseminated, with necessary documentation completed for compliance.
Renuka Tathod, still undergoing treatment in Amravati, had a proposal for financial assistance amounting to ₹2.5 lakh initiated on her behalf. Despite these efforts, the affected families, mourning their loss, hope for a swift resolution to the paperwork impasse and the timely fulfillment of the government’s commitment to assist those affected by this tragic incident.