Arunachal chief minister Pema Khandu attending a video meeting
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COVID-19: Arunachal govt to provide Rs 3,500 to stranded residents

Arunachal govt to provide Rs 3,500 to Arunachal residents stranded outside the state as immediate monetary relief amid COVID-19 lockdown, says CM Pema Khandu

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Irani Sonowal Lepcha

Itanagar: After an online form to facilitate the stranded people from Arunachal in different parts of the country amidst the first phase of 21-day national lockdown, the government of Arunachal has now announced Rs 3,500 for every such individual.

As the lockdown got extended till 3 May, many stranded people from Arunachal Pradesh are now seeking government's intervention and help to survive the extended lockdown.

On Thursday, chief minister Pema Khandu along with his cabinet ministers through a video conference decided to provide Rs 3,500 to every stranded person from Arunachal.

Khandu also took to Twitter to inform the masses. "Arunachal govt to provide ₹3500 to all Arunachali stranded outside the state as immediate monetary relief. This decision was taken today in the state cabinet meeting held through video conferencing. This is the fourth cabinet meeting in a row held this month to fight #COVID19," said Khandu's tweet.

In a subsequent tweet, he wrote, “I request all Arunachali stranded outside to register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfdJymKhuft2h-QI-N0170OldUe56TTC8nydc_4aEXJg8RkNQ/viewform.

“This portal will be opened till midnight of 19th April. Respective DCs will verify the registration & Relif amount will be granted from CMRF,” he added.

More than 9,500 people have registered till date through the online form created by the government of Arunachal Pradesh to help the stranded people in different parts of the country, informed an official.

As of now, we are sorting the registered people by their native districts. Later, the list of people will be handed over to their respective deputy commissioners and local MLAs, said a government official.

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