Covid-19: Nagaland govt to provide Rs 10,000 each to its residents who wish to stay where they are at present.
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Covid-19: Nagaland govt to provide Rs 10,000 each to its residents who wish to stay where they are at present.

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The one-time assistance would be given to those people from Nagaland who are currently staying in other states of the country including Sikkim. Those stranded in other north eastern states are not included in the scheme.

In a bid to stave off Covid-19, the Nagaland government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 10,000 each to its residents who wish to stay where they are at present.

According to officials, the one-time assistance would be provided to those people from Nagaland who are currently staying in other states of the country including Sikkim. Those stranded in other north eastern states are not included in the scheme.

The facility can be availed only by those persons who had earlier registered themselves by filling a form at the website launched by the state government for stranded people.

Nearly 18,000 people from Nagaland had registered themselves at the website, (launched on May 7) before the registrations closed on May 11.

“Those seeking to avail the financial assistance should visit the website https://iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in and fill up and submit the necessary form,” said an official.

Applicants need to have valid Aadhar card, bank passbook, indigenous inhabitant certificate or birth certificate issued by the Nagaland government to be eligible to claim the financial assistance.

Online applications have opened from 7:00 pm on Wednesday and will continue till 7:00 pm on May 16.

Earlier, the Nagaland government had provided Rs 4,000 each to persons from the state working outside, Rs 3,000 each to students based in other states and Rs 20,000 each to patients stranded due to the lockdown.

Nagaland has not recorded any positive Covid-19 case till date. The lone patient from the state had been clubbed with Assam’s tally as he was tested in Guwahati and was treated in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital.