New Delhi: Amid nationwide lockdown, when a number of migrant workers are stranded in many parts of the country, some state government are doing their best to help their workers. Also Read - Amid Lockdown, Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Seeking Payment of Wages to Migrant Workers
Starting from Manipur to Bihar, the state governments are announcing a number of schemes and plans to help the people of their state. Also Read - Speaking in Fluent Bengali, Shashi Tharoor Requests Migrant Workers to Remain In Kerala | Watch
On Tuesday, the Manipur government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 2,000 each to the workers who are stranded in other parts of the country due to the lockdown. Also Read - Coronavirus: Sheldon Jackson Wins Hearts, Helps Migrant Workers by Distributing Food During Lockdown | WATCH VIDEO
As per updates, the amount will be transferred to the stranded person’s account from the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Moreover, if the stranded worker is bit literate and knows how to surf internet, then he can visit www.tengbang.in to get more information.
On the other hand, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also launched a scheme to provide special assistance of Rs 1,000 each to the natives of Bihar who are stranded in other states due to the nationwide lockdown.
The chief minister has inaugurated the scheme and has transferred the money to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). As per updates, a sum of Rs 10.35 crore was transferred on the inaugural day of the programme to the accounts of 1,03,579 people.
Prior to sending the money to accounts, a total of 2,84,674 applications were received from the stranded people so far.
In the whole country, Bihar became the first state to provide special assistance of Rs 1000 to its people stuck outside the state.