Rs 1000 each for BPL families, to cover 1,77,213 families: Khandu

ITANAGAR, Mar 27: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has announced that the government will provide Rs 1000 each to all the BPL families as one-time assistance to cope up during these trying times.
It will cover 1,77,213 families and cost the state exchequer Rs 177213000.
Another important announcement made on Friday was to provide assistance to the families whose livelihood has been seriously affected due to the lockdown. The deputy commissioners have been directed to identify this vulnerable population and provide assistance in the form of either ration or cash.
Meanwhile, the CM welcomed the Centre’s announcement of a Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package aimed at providing a safety net to those hit the hardest by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Highlighting the benefits that would be reaped by the people of the state from the economic package, Khandu said 148064 women
Jan Dhan account holders in the state will get Rs 500 per month for three months.
“Sixty-five thousand farmers of the state will receive Rs 1000 as the first installment of our top-up amount announced in the budget, in addition to the incentive of the Centre for Rs 2000,” he said.
The Prime Minister Garib Ann Yojana will ensure that each beneficiary will get an additional 5 kg rice or wheat per month, in addition to the existing scheme, and 1 kg dal will also be given for free, he said.
Under the Centre’s package, health workers are slated to get medical insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs.
Altogether 44660 beneficiaries of the Ujjwala Yojana in the state will be getting free LPG cylinders in the next three months; 2771 SHGs of the state will get collateral-free loan which has been doubled to Rs 20 lakhs; and 48912 beneficiaries, consisting of senior citizens, poor widows and poor disabled of the state, will get ex gratia of Rs 1000 per month for three months. (CM’s PR Cell)