In Manipur, the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme was launched to provide assistance to those who had severely affected the COVID-19 pandemic in the State. The scheme was launched today by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in a function held at Imphal.
While speaking in the launching event, the Chief Minister maintained that the State Government had been working sincerely with an aim to uplift the poor and weaker sections of the State. The Government is for the people and is always ready to serve them.
Shri N. Biren further stated that the Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme was introduced considering economic dislocations, which had severely affected the livelihood of a large percentage of the population leading to an inability to maintain a basic minimum standard of living. Asking to avail the scheme, he appealed to the public to be sincere and to abstain from making any false document to get the benefit, while applying for any schemes or scholarships so that the benefit could reach the targeted and eligible beneficiaries.
During the function, financial assistance under Chief Minister’s COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme was distributed to some selected beneficiaries consisting of street vendors, van drivers, public transport drivers and artists among others from different districts.