ITANAGAR, April 4 - The North Eastern Council (NEC) has released Rs 3.25 crore to Arunachal Pradesh to fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in the State, a statement issued today said. This financial assistance does not fall under the existing central packages and can be utilised as �gap-funding� for the initiatives taken by the State Government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
�The NEC has released the amount to the State Government on Friday. The flexibility (for using the resource) would enable the State to respond effectively in a timely manner as per the situation on the ground,� the statement said.
The fund is �in addition to the resources allocated by the DoNER and the NEC to the State Government under the existing schemes, it said. � PTI