Tripura government has decided to provide one-time assistance of Rs 1000 each to 4600 homeless people who have been facing difficulties during the period of nationwide lockdown.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday revealed that the one-time assistance will be provided from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).
“Our Gov’t have approved one-time assistance of Rs1000 under SDRF to the homeless people including migrant workers each. Around 4600 people will receive the assistance in view of the lockdown,” he tweeted.
The Cabinet Secretary of Tripura Manoj Kumar stated that the decision to provide monetary relief to the homeless persons was taken during a state executive committee meeting of SDRF.
“It was recommended in the state executive committee meeting of SDRF that Rs 1000 only per person onetime assistance may be provided to such homeless persons in addition to food packets or such weekly ration.” he stated.
Kumar also stated that people employed in organized sector including tea gardens and brick kilns will not be provided with the one-time assistance.
On March 28, the ministry of home affairs authorised all states to use the State Disaster Response Fund for providing relief measures to the poor and needy people.
States were also advised to set up relief camps along the highways for people moving on highways, including setting up of tented accommodation to ensure that these persons will stay in the relief camps till the lockdown orders are in place.