Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the Assam government on March 30th, 2020, announced that it would provide free rice, earlier provided at Rs 1 per KGs, to around 58 lakh families across the state from April 1st, 2020.
The cabinet took the decision in a watertight meeting held today evening.
The cabinet also decided that poor households without and ration cards would be given one-time financial assistance of 1000.
Besides, the cabinet decided to provide a financial aid of Rs 1000 to the construction labours.
Talking about the relaxation of lockdown, the cabinet said that the deputy commissioners of the respective districts will take the call whether to resume the operation of the tea gardens and the factories from April 1st, 2020. “The guidelines of the health department must be followed if the tea gardens and the factories start their functions,” the cabinet stated.
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