Kokrajhar, Feb 18: Under the Chief Minister's Covid-19 Widow Support Scheme, four widows in Chirang district has received financial assistance on Thursday.
Sidli MLA Jayanta Basumtary who was the chief guest at a meeting held in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner's office at Kajalgaon, distributed cheques worth Rs 2.5 lakh to each of the four beneficiaries.
Deputy Commissioner, Chirang, Narendra Kumar Shah said that the Chief Minister's Covid- 19 Widow Support Scheme and Prathana Scheme adopted by the government to provide financial relief to all the families affected by the pandemic is going on in the district. He urged all the families affected by the covid in the district to contact the district administration if they have been excluded from the scheme.
MLA Basumtary while comforting the families who have lost their kin due to the pandemic assured that the state government had taken measures to provide some financial relief to those families.
He also mentioned that a total of 21 beneficiaries had been given cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh under the scheme in the district so far.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Sarmah, Circle Officer of Bijni Revenue Circle Maria Tanim, Assistant Commissioner Rakhishree Lekharu and other officials were present at the meeting.