J&K announces Rs 350 cr Covid-19 relief for daily wagers


Jammu, April 30 (IANS) The J&K administration has announced a Rs 350 crore relief for people affected by Covid-19.

Announcing the package here on Thursday, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said under this construction workers would be given Rs 1,000 a month for three months.

Similarly, houseboats and shikara people, registered with the Tourism Department, tourism guides; pony, palanquin and pithu owners, registered with the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi and the Amarnath Shrine Boards, will be given Rs 1,000 a month for three months.

Registered and active flower growers, and street vendors, registered with the Srinagar Municipal Corporation and the Jammu Municipal Corporation, will also get same amount for the same period.

Financial assistance is also being extended to women entrepreneurs, handloom and handicraft workers.

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