Supporting the Assam government’s policy of helping the stranded people to reach their natives places amid lockdown, Mising Autonomous Council (MAC), Gogamukh, has sanctioned Rs 1 crore as an aid to meet their travelling expenses.
MAC’s chief executive councilor Paramananda Chayengiya (Pangging) said that a committee, including the council members and Mising Students’ Union (TMPK) leaders, has been constituted to deal with the issue of stranded people.
The committee, after a ground assessment, submitted the list of people from different districts, who are stranded in the metropolitan cities and capital towns of different south Indian States, he said.
MAC’s Executive Councilor Naresh Kumbang said that about 6,200 names of stranded people were shortlisted in the first group, who have been paid Rs 1,500 each by account transfer.
The council with its headquarters at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district is granting the aid to all stranded youths on the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.
The beneficiaries belong to different ethnic communities and most of them are starting their journey to different districts of the State from Saturday.
The MAC covers people of 9 districts, including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Kamprup (M).