Imphal: Manipur government on Sunday launched a website categorically to reach out to and address grievances of those people from the state who are stranded in other parts of the country during the 21-day nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief minister N Biren Singh launched the website (tengbang.in) at a simple event in his office.
“A website Tengbang.in is being launched with an aim to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are stranded outside the state and require help to overcome various hardships in this difficult times,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.
Developed by CubeTen, a private IT firm, in coordination with IT department as part of their corporate social responsibility activity.
The newly launched website is being integrated with a payment gateway so that people who wish to donate towards the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Relief Fund can do the needful through online, he said.
The CM’s COVID-19 Relief Fund was created last week amid the outbreak of the global pandemic for emergency with a corpus fund of Rs 10 crore. Donations have poured in from various corners of the state with a total sum of Rs 22,56,000 received as on Saturday.
A mobile application of the website would soon be available on Google Play Store and Apple Store for users to download it as soon as it is approved, reports said.
On Saturday, the state government also appointed resident commissioner for Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi, PK Singh, as nodal officer to assist and guide Manipuris stranded in metropolitan cities due to lockdown.
Following the total lockdown across the country to combat the unprecedented pandemic, a number of organisations, citizens and students had appealed the government for help.