Nagaland government has so far disbursed an amount of Rs 1.63 crore as financial assistance to the citizens stranded outside the state due to COVID19.
A total of 9,800 verified applicants from various professional fields had applied for getting the monetary assistance that the Nagaland government recently announced for helping stranded citizens outside the state.
The total number of stranded patients, who applied for the relief package, is 115.
Moreover, 2,305 students and 7,380 working professionals of the state, who are stranded in other parts of the country, also applied for getting monetary assistance from the state government.
Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio said a patient, who is stranded outside the state, would be given cash assistance of Rs 20,000.
— Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) April 25, 2020
A stranded professional or working person will get Rs 4,000 while a stranded student will receive Rs 3,000.
A separate portal – iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in – has been opened for this purpose, where any citizen of the state, who is presently stranded outside and is facing distress due to the nationwide lockdown, may apply for assistance directly.
The state government also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh to any state government employee, who suffers fatality due to COVID19 while performing frontline duties.
The government employees include personnel of Nagaland police and those engaged in the urban local bodies.