A total of 10,287 stranded persons have registered with the government under the CM’s Special Grant for stranded people.
On concerns raised regarding rice distribution under PMGKY to non-NFSA, the chief minister clarified that the scheme is specific and the guidelines, set by the central government, have to be followed.
“Some people had requested and urged that if this could be distributed to other beneficiaries who are non-NFSA,” said the Meghalaya chief minister.
“I would like to clarify that since it’s a scheme and guidelines have been given by government of India, it may not be possible for us to change those protocols,” he added.
The chief minister informed that the requirement of rice for the people has been addressed through different schemes and also through MLA scheme.
“If there are anybody left out, they will also be covered under some schemes of the government,” he added.
The number of persons, who have been provided financial assistance through the CM’s special assistance of Rs. 2,100 each is 2,32,572, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed.
The CMO also informed that while the number of labourers verified for special assistance of Rs. 2,100 each is 2,06,542, the number of labourers provided support under BOCW Act (Rs 3,000 each) is 9,302.