Kohima, April 24 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on April 23, 2020 are as follows:
1. DC Kohima launches free ration distribution under PMGKY
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS, launched the free ration distribution program under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana at Naga Hospital Colony on April 23, 2020.
Under the free ration program, rice will be distributed for free to poor families in Naga Hospital colony through the fair price shop located in the colony. 5kg of rice for each member of the family will be distributed to the impoverished families each month under the scheme. The scheme is a life saver for many families struggling to make ends meet during the lockdown period as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the scheme can be availed only by AAY and PHH ration card holders.
2. Protection of senior citizens aged above 60 years
The senior citizens who are aged above 60 years and especially those with medical conditions are particularly susceptible to infections by COVID-19. In this connection, all concerned have been requested to observe the advisory prepared by GOI for seniors citizens and their care givers on how to protect them from increased health risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Deputy Commissioner, Wokha launches Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Orenthung Lotha while launching the Pradhan Matri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, under department of Food & Civil Supply free ration for AAY & PHH ration card holders urged all fair price shops both urban and rural for fair distribution of the rice and ensured that all beneficiaries get their due share. The formal launching was held on April 23, 2020 at Town Hall, Wokha.
4. Law & Order report for 22nd April
Principal Secretary to the Government of Nagaland Abhijit Sinha has issued the report on Law & Order and facilitation of essential goods and services over the state as on April 22, 2020.
He stated that two persons were violated of lock down and were bound down. Sinha also informed that, in all the districts shops for food grains & Groceries and shops for milk were also opened except in Mokokchung to regulate the movement of people. In regard to the Suitable arrangements been made for providing food & shelter to migrant workers affected by COVID-19 restrictions were continuing except Mon, Peren, Dimapur & Wokha. It was also learnt that four (4) active relief camps were functioning where 431 (four Hundred thirty one) migrant labourers are housed and also (5) active food Camps have been provided with food and dry ration to 3500 (three thousand five hundred) daily wagers and needy people.
5. Assam Rifles recovers ammunition in Tirap district
Troops of Assam Rifles in an operation recovered large quantity of ammunition near Kunsa village of Tirap District in Arunachal Pradesh on April 21.
Based on a specific input regarding presence of a group of NSCN (K-YA) insurgents, the troops launched a swift operation in the area. During detailed search of the area, the troops recovered a cache of ammunition consisting of 170 rounds of AK 47 along with two magazines.
The recovered items have been handed over to the Khonsa Police Station for further investigations.
6. Distribution of essential items to residents of Tuensang and Atoizu village
Tuensang and Zunheboto Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) reached out to aggrieved residents of Tuensang and Atoizu villages on 22 Apr 2020 and provided them with essential rations as a small effort towards alleviate their hardship amid Covid-19 lockdown. Tuensang Battalion also distributed 100 Masks.
7. DC Dimapur directs mid-day meal scheme to resume
DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi has directed the school education department in the district to resume School Mid Day Meal Scheme with immediate effect and to ensure strict social distancing for parents coming to school for collection of foodgrains as per government directive.
DC further directed Principal/Headmaster of respective schools to prepare lesson plan and home plan for students and to handover to the parents who come to school to collect foodgrains so that the studies of students may continue from home.
(With inputs from DIPR)