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Tripura to go for lockdown from March 24 noon

Tripura government announced complete lockdown in the state from March 24 till1 March 31 to prevent COVID-19, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

The state government has decided to keep vegetable, fish and essential markets open during lockdown, he stated.

The govt would provide free ration to 5.86 priority group and poorest families to provide free ration for 15 days at 17.5kg to their home.

Similarly, mid-day meal to 4.32 students and 3.25 lakh children enlisted in anganwadi and 63000 lactating women will be given 15 days ration including eggs and others at their home.

About Rs 5 crore has been sanctioned for 65,000 urban poor workers and 10 days sanctioned work MGNREGA workers.

He also said four lakh social pension holder will be paid two months advance and Rs 72 crore has been sanctioned.

Ministry of Rural Development was asked to clear the pending wages of Rs 73 crore for MGNREGA workers, Deb pointed out.

The Centre has been asked to paid Rs 1,000 to each of all Ujjawala beneficiaries and to ensure the supply of essential commodities, he added.

“The govt would take drastic action against any illegal immigrant in the state. If anybody is found helping any Bangladeshi national, govt will take equal action against them too,” Deb warned.


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