NEW DELHI, March 28 - The Ministry of DoNER has decided to sanction Rs 25 crore to the northeastern states for gap funding to fight the COVID-19 outbreak in the region effectively.
In the nature of untied fund, it can be utilised on any activity relating to COVID-19 pandemic, and not covered under existing Central packages. The flexibility of untied funds will enable the states to respond quickly. This fund would be in addition to the funds otherwise allocated by the Ministry of DoNER to the northeastern states under existing schemes.
Further, designated cargo flights carrying essential commodities to the Northeast have also been planned. The North Eastern Council may obtain the feedback on supply of essential items in the region and it will be brought to the notice of the ministry so that the matter may be taken with appropriate Central ministries.