DHEMAJI, April 25 - Supporting the State government�s policy of helping the stranded people to reach their natives places amid lockdown, Mising Autonomous Council (MAC), Gogamukh, has sanctioned Rs 1 crore as an aid to meet travelling expense of the sufferers.
MAC�s Chief Executive Councillor Paramananda Chayengiya (Pangging), when contacted, said that a committee, including the council members and Mising Students� Union (TMPK) leaders, has been constituted to deal with the issue of stranded people. The committee, after a ground assessment, submitted the list of people from different districts, who are stranded in the metropolitan cities and capital towns of different south Indian States, he said.
MAC�s Executive Councillor Naresh Kumbang said that about 6,200 names of stranded people were shortlisted in the first group, who have been paid Rs 1,500 each by account transfer.
Stating about ongoing �hue and cry� over the MAC�s grant-in-aid issue among many Mising youths, which is widely circulated in the social media, the councillor said, �The bank branches are facing problem to transfer money into the accounts owned by a large number of beneficiaries as their submitted particulars are found dissimilar to bank account records. However, we are working for correction of the records and taking necessary steps to clear payment without delay,� said the councillor, while informing that more than 40 per cent payment/transfer was cleared.
The council with its headquarters at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district is granting the aid to all stranded youths on the wake of COVID-19 lockdown. The beneficiaries belong to different ethnic communities and most of them are starting their journey to different districts of the State from Saturday.
The MAC covers people of 9 districts, including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Tinsukia, Sivsagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Sonitpur and Kamprup (M).