Nagaland Government offers INR 10000 to citizens who opt not to return

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Nagaland Government offers INR 10000 to citizens who opt not to return

With no COVID-19 cases in the state as of now, Nagaland plans to maintain this present status. As such, when the Centre resumed train services to facilitate stranded people reach their homes, Nagaland came up with another plan to keep the deadly virus at bay. The worried state government has announced to provide financial assistance of INR 10000 to each of its stranded citizens, who opt to stay put where they are at present.

As per the officials, this financial assistance of INR 10000 will be one-time assistance, and would be provided to those people from Nagaland, who are currently staying in other states of the country including Sikkim. However, those stranded in other north eastern states, will not be included in the scheme. The facility can be availed by those who registered themselves by filling the said form, at the website, which was launched by the state government.

Those seeking financial assistance, should visit the website https://iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in and fill up and submit the necessary form, an official stated. Online applications started from 7 PM on Wednesday, and will continue till May 16, 7 PM. Applicants will need to have a valid Aadhar card, indigenous inhabitant certificate or birth certificate issued by the Nagaland government, and bank passbook to be eligible to claim the financial assistance.

Nagaland Government offers INR 10000 to citizens who opt not to return

Referring to this, Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy stated that this is both a matter of challenge and concern for Nagaland, which managed to remain COVID-19 free so far. Further, states that are bringing back their stranded citizens from different parts of the country have witnessed a rise in Coronavirus cases, he added.

The Chief Secretary emphasized that the state government has drawn out a detailed plan to facilitate the return of the stranded, but in a staggered manner, due to lack of sufficient quarantine facilities and other resources. However, Centre starting special train services to ferry stranded people to their homes, have put the Nagaland authorities in a fix. As per the Chief Secretary, the train services have now led the state to work on new Standard Operating Procedure, so that the required quarantine and other protocols are put in place before the arrival of the stranded into the state

Under these circumstances, Temjen said that the state government has, therefore, decided to prioritise the return of stranded elderly persons and those who had gone outside the state for treatment.

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