During the lockdown, Lok Sabha MP Ajmal had provided ration among two lakh poor families from across faiths
GUWAHATI— Three-time Lok Sabha MP Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has announced to provide Rs 10 lakh for relief works among people affected by the Baghjan Oil Well fire tragedy in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
Perfume baron Ajmal has also announced to give Rs 50,000 each to the families of two firefighters killed while trying to douse the flames. They were identified as Durlov Gogoi and Tikheswar Gohain of the oil company’s firefighting unit.
“ have asked Ajmal Foundation to provide relief to those affected by fire at Baghjan Oil Well. An amount of ₹10 lakhs has been sanctioned to carry out relief works among the affected villagers. Additionally, I have asked the Foundation to provide financial assistance of ₹50,000 each to the families of the deceased fire fighters who died on the line of duty,” said Ajmal on Tuesday.
His Ajmal Foundation has been carrying out relief works among victims of tragedies for past several years. During the Coronavirus-driven lockdown, the NGO had provided ration to around 2 lakh families from across faiths.
Ajmal, chief of All India United Democratic Front, has been representing Dhubri in the Lok Sabha for three consecutive terms.
The natural gas well of the Oil India Limited caught fire on June 9. While over 1,000 people living in nearby villages were evacuated, two firefighters died in line of duty. As per media reports, the fire erupted around two weeks after a blowout at the site.
The state government has also announced Rs 50 lakh for immediate relief among the affected people of the area. The oil company has announced to provide compensation to its deceased employees.