The Mizoram government would provide financial assistance amounting to over Rs 2.5 core to local volunteers, rehabilation centres and state residents, who are stranded in different parts of the country, an official of state Health department said on Tuesday.
The official said the meeting of Utilization of Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for COVID-19 headed by its chairman and chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Monday decided to dole out over Rs 1.56 crore to 34 Mizo Welfare associations in various cities and towns across the country for the stranded Mizos.
He said that a total of Rs two lakh would also be given to stranded Mizos, who reside in the area where no Mizo Welfare Association exist.
The Mizoram government also decided to assist Chin refugees from Myanmar, who stuck in Delhi, with Rs five lakh and another Rs 57 lakh has been earmarked for assistance to 15 Young Mizo Association (YMA) Groups and other associations, which volunteered for vigilance to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the State, the official said.
Relief amounting to over Rs 2.9 lakh would be given to 24 rehabilitation cenres and orphanage homes, which did not received relief earlier.
According to officials of task group on migrant workers and stranded travelers, more than 2,500 people from Mizoram are currently stranded in different parts of the state due to the ongoing lockdown imposed to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
Earlier, the State Government had launched a web portal for the stranded people.
Meanwhile, an official statement said at least 96 stranded migrant workers and visitors from various states were provided shelter and foods.
Another 1,478 outsiders, who have shelters of their own, were also given food and essential items from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), the statement said.
TATA company on Tuesday provided 10,000 masks (3 layers) and 10,000 pairs of hand gloves to the Mizoram government.
Chief minister Zoramthanga took to twitter to thank the company.
“Sincere gratitude to tata trusts for 10,000 3layers masks and 10,000 pairs of gloves delivered at Mizoram house Delhi today,” he said.
More equipment like PPEs, ventilators and others essential equipments are expected in the coming month to aid the fight against the dread Covid-19 pandemic, he added.