State chief minister Pema Khandu took to his Facebook page and announced that his government will provide Rs 3500 to all Arunachali stranded outside the state as immediate monetary relief this afternoon.
The decision was taken after his cabinet meeting via video conference session. In his latest appeal message on the social media to fight COVID-19, “I request all Arunachali stranded outside the state to register for the relief aid,” he wrote.
Registration will be opened till midnight of April 19. Respective district commissioners will verify the applications and the financial assistance will be granted from Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF), it added.
To apply for the said relief package, head over to this Google Form (created by his office) and enter the details there.
Last month, Manipur government also launched a portal Tengbang.in to assist any Manipuris stranded outside the state due to the Pandemic Covid-19, and who require help in terms of Food, accommodation, medicines and health and travel.
However, the campaign caused many controversial issues and backlash. Most of the recommended list of candidates published on the website on 6th April evening, who were selected in the first batch of 2212 applicants haven’t received any assistance from the government yet.
At the time of reporting this post, some few stranded people from Manipur managed to have got some relief assistance via the CMRF campaign. A student named James Christian from Senapati district, posted on his Facebook update and thanked the Biren Singh led government for having deposited an amount of ?2000 into his bank account on Wednesday.