Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma. (file image)

The Meghalaya cabinet has decided to implement the Chief Minister’s Relief Against Wage Loss (CMRAWL) scheme for those wage earners and small traders affected by the lockdown.

The scheme is for extending financial help at Rs 700 per week and the amount will be transferred to the respective bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said that those who have already registered to avail financial assistance under the Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund will not be entitled to avail the benefit, besides farmers who avail the PM Kisan scheme.

The Building and Construction Workers Welfare Fund were implemented to extend financial help Rs 1000 per week per construction labourer, who have registered with the labour department.

Asked on the categorise the petty traders, Tynsong said that there are small traders who earn their living every day by selling various items including hawkers.

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