Published: 23rd August 2021
Manipur Chief Minister launches Livelihood Support Scheme for those severely affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Out of the applications received, 7,943 had been verified, and of this first instalment of Rs 2,500 would be distributed to 6,276 applicants on August 23 bearing a total amount of around Rs 1.56 crore
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday launched COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme to provide assistance to those who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
The scheme was launched by Singh at a function held at Imphal yesterday. Addressing the function, the Chief Minister said that the applications were invited for the scheme through a proper survey at the district levels and added that a total of 22,336 applications had been received so far.
Out of the applications received, 7,943 had been verified, and of this first instalment of Rs 2,500 would be distributed to 6,276 applicants on August 23 bearing a total amount of around Rs 1.56 crore.
He said that the second instalment for the same would be disbursed within September this year. He further said that around 6,000 applicants were identified for Start-Up Scheme, which was put on hold for some period due to the pandemic. He added that the loan amount under the scheme would also be disbursed very soon. He also informed that Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders' Day would be revived soon considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.