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Non-ration card holders avail relief in Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Seen in the image are relief items for distribution at Kohima local ground on May 20.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 20 (EMN):
As per direction from the centre and state governments, the Kohima district administration and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kohima, distributed relief packages to the stranded labourers, migrant workers and daily wage earners at relief distribution centre, Kohima local ground.

The relief packages included salt, sugar, tea leaves, mustard oil, chilly powder, turmeric powder, dal, potato, onion, garlic, rice, bathing soap, washing soap.

Victor Yhome, District Project Associate (DPA), Kohima, informed Eastern Mirror that the government is taking care of the affected labourers, stranded travellers, daily wagers and students in Kohima.

“As per the instruction given by the government, we are to give to those affected persons and families, particularly the non-ration card holders and people who have not received any assistance like food items and reliefs from different schemes which were disbursed earlier,” he informed.

He also mentioned that they are coordinating with the village chairmen, colony panchayats, and the scrutiny committee. After scrutinising the eligibility, beneficiaries are accordingly given the relief, he added.

He also informed that today’s distribution programme was the fifth in a row under the Kohima municipality. For other sub-divisions, he said the authority would send relief packages to the respective sub-divisions where the concerned administrative officers would do the needful by taking into consideration the village heads and chairmen.

Yhome informed that there are more than 1000 beneficiaries from the KMC area. With 52 colonies in Kohima, he said authority had already reached out to about 40 colonies. Following transportation of stranded persons to their respective home districts, Yhome said the beneficiaries in urban area has declined. He added that the numbers in rural areas are likely to increase.

As per the government directives, the authority should take photographs along with adhaar card numbers and their colony and submit to the state government for onward submission to the central ministry, he said. He added that it would take another 2-3 days to complete distribution in KMC area.

On May 21, the administration planned to distribute relief items to Kezocha circle under Jakhama sub-division as well as to other sub-divisions. In a rough assessment, there would be around 5000 daily wagers, he stated.

By Our Correspondent Updated: May 20, 2020 10:00:56 pm