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J&K govt to reach out to NoK of COVID victims, announces financial assistance to workers

Srinagar: Urging people to follow COVID appropriate behavior and get vaccinated to prevail over this pandemic, Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory (UT) Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday afternoon said the government will reach out to Next of Kin (NoK) of corona victims besides provide financial assistance to daily workers who were rendered jobless.

Mr Sinha the Government has decided to reach out to each and every such family who have lost their near and dear ones due to the COVID and they will be provided with financial assistance for self employment.
The LG said at a time when this global pandemic has rendered daily workers jobless, the Government has decided to provide Rs 1000 per month to all registered construction workers, ponywalas, palkiwalas, pithuwalas for the next two months.
He said government has directed all concerned officers to ensure supply of ration to all ration card holders on priority in the UT.

In a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle this afternoon, Mr Sinha said ”Many of our near and dear ones have left us untimely due to #COVID19. The Government has decided to reach out to each and every such family and they will be provided with financial assistance for self employment”.

He further tweeted ”At a time when this global pandemic has rendered daily workers jobless, the Government has decided to provide Rs 1000 per month to all registered construction workers, ponywalas, palkiwalas, pithuwalas for the next two months”.

”The Government has directed all concerned officers to ensure the supply of ration to all ration card holders on priority”, he said in the tweet, adding ”Installments of social welfare schemes like old-age pension, Laadli Beti etc and PMAY, MGNREGA and other welfare schemes will be released immediately”.

In these challenging times, the Old-Age Homes, Orphanages will be extended all the support from the government including rations etc, the tweet said.

He said,”Our biggest priority is to defeat this pandemic. I urge all of you to follow Covid appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated. We will soon prevail together over this pandemic”.

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