Covid-19 pandemic: J&K management announces Rs 350-crore aid package

JAMMU: The government and administration have announced a Rs 350 crore to mitigate the difficulties of people, particularly workers and homeless people, during the blockade caused by the coronavirus.

The administrative council, at its last meeting under the chairmanship of Lt. Governor G C Murmu, approved the package for various categories of people, said the Chief Secretary for Planning, Development and Monitoring and Information.

We are aware of the fact that the blockade has led to difficulties for several people. The UT administration, under LG's instructions, has been implementing a series of welfare measures for workers, workers, indigents, etc. said.

It gave a detailed breakdown of the relief that is provided in different categories.

In the income support category, the government has earmarked Rs 46.40 million to provide Rs 1,000 a month for three months to a diverse class of workers.

It includes Rs 35.2 crore to around 1.76 lakh construction workers; Rs 1.8 crore to houseboat and shikarawalas registered with the tourism department; and Rs 8.1 crore to tour guides, ponywalas, palkiwalas, pithuwalas, he said.

Construction workers have already been paid for a month via direct transfer of benefits.