Agartala: In a bid to provide relief to the families affected by the second wave of COVID-19, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb has directed officials to work on mission mode and deliver the assistance within three days.

A notification issued by revenue secretary Tanusree Deb Barma said that assistance was being provided under the Chief Minister Covid Special Package scheme to the identified categories of families in the state in the form of specified dry ration or cash relief through direct bank transfer.

“Now, it has been decided to complete providing aforesaid assistance on a three-day mission mode approach from 30 June 30, 2021 to July 2, 2021,” the order copy reads.

The order also cited that to monitor the entire programme, the state government has decided to endorse senior level officers to each of the 23 sub-divisions.

The secretary of the revenue department has instructed the officers to visit the sub-division and at the end of their visit, they have been instructed to submit the report to the chief secretary describing the situation.

During the second wave of coronavirus in Tripura, the state government had announced a package for the financially weaker classes. Dry food and financial aid were supposed to be provided under the package. The scheme has been running for a long time, but the target has not been reached yet.

The people had expressed dissatisfaction with the scheme in different places. Due to the ongoing curfew in the second wave of COVID-19, the poor people have become somewhat disoriented.

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Earlier on June 2, while launching the Chief Minister Covid Special Relief Package project at Nazrul Kalakshetra, CM Deb had said that the Tripura government has decided to provide Rs 1,000 and food items to seven lakh families in the state.

According to him, this package is historic because such a big project has not been taken up in Tripura before. He claimed that the government has faith in the people of Tripura and the it is working with a positive mentality.



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