Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme

To provide assistance and ensure welfare of those people whose livelihood is majorly affected due to covid

On August 22, 2021, Chief Minister of Manipur Mr. N Biren Singh launched ‘Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme’ for supporting the people whose livelihood is affected due to covid pandemic. There are many people in Manipur who are extremely impacted economically due to the second wave of covid. Under this scheme government will provide a financial assistance of Rs. 5000 in two equal installment to the one beneficiary per family. The state government received about 22,336 applications at district levels under this scheme. Out of these applications 7943 applications are verified by the authorities. Government disbursed the first installment and will disburse the second installment in September, 2021. This is an important step taken by the state government for the welfare of the lower income group people in these tough times.

Overview:

Scheme nameCovid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme
Scheme UnderManipur Government
Launched ByChief Minister N Biren Singh
Launch DateAugust 22, 2021
Implementation UnderState Social Welfare Department
Eligible BeneficiariesStreet vendors, daily wage workers, construction site workers, farmers, public transport drivers, school van drivers, artisans, shop assistants, weavers, performing artists, etc.
BenefitFinancial assistance of Rs. 5000 in two equal installments
ObjectiveTo provide assistance and ensure welfare of those people whose livelihood is majorly affected due to covid

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the initiative is to provide financial assistance to the people whose small businesses and livelihood in the state is majorly affected due to covid.
  • Under the initiative, the state government will provide a financial assistance of Rs. 5000 to one beneficiary per family.
  • The state government will give the amount of assistance to the beneficiaries in 2 equal installments, directly into their concerned bank accounts.
  • It aims to ensure welfare of the family in these tough times.
  • It will thereby help the beneficiaries to survive and maintain a basic standard of living.
  • This initiative is for welfare and social security of the beneficiaries and their families in these tough and unprecedented times across the state.

Key Points:

  • Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme on August 22, 2021 at an event in Imphal.
  • The second wave of covid pandemic has majorly affected the livelihood and survival of a lot many people with small businesses or belonging to lower income groups in the state.
  • Thus, to help such people the state government has come up with this scheme.
  • Implementation of the scheme will be under State Social Welfare Department.
  • The eligible beneficiaries under the scheme are street vendors, daily wage workers, construction site workers, farmers, public transport drivers, school van drivers, artisans, shop assistants, weavers, performing artists, home-based businesses and others.
  • Under the scheme, a financial assistance of Rs. 5000 will be provided to the beneficiaries.
  • The amount of assistance will be provided to the beneficiaries in 2 equal installments.
  • About 22,336 applications were received at district levels under this scheme.
  • Out of these applications 7943 applications are verified.
  • The state government disbursed the first installment of Rs. 2500 and will disburse the second installment of Rs. 2500 in September, 2021.
  • One beneficiary per family will be eligible for availing the benefit.
  • This scheme aims at helping the people to cope with the tough situations.
  • It aims at supporting people to survive and maintain a basic standard of living.
  • It will turn out to be a boon, thereby ensuring welfare and social security of the beneficiaries and their families.

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