More than 18,000 citizens from Nagaland are stranded in various parts of the country as the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 continues.
Nagaland Principal Secretary for Home Abhijit Sinha on May 15 informed that a total of 18,255 citizens of the state are stranded in different parts of the country have filled up the Returnees Declaration Forms till May 14.
According to an official release, out of total 18,255 stranded persons, 1471 persons have voluntarily opted for staying back and filled up the required forms on the portal iamstranded.nagaland.gov.in for availing the one-time assistance for Rs 10,000.
The principal secretary said the number of people of Nagaland stranded, or in distress outside the state, due to the nationwide lockdown, who have been provided financial assistance in the form of cash grant has now risen to 24,261, comprising of 18,829 working people, 5214 students and 218 patients. Till date, a total of Rs 9.53 crore has been disbursed for this purpose.
He further informed that 16,527 persons availed inter-district movement while 409 persons arrived in the state from other Northeast stated. He added that 484 persons were arriving on May 15.