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Goa CM Sanctions Ex-Gratia Relief To Families Affected By Covid-19 In Unorganised Sectors

Goa CM Pramod Sawant presented sanction order of Rs 2 Lakhs to families who lost a member due to Covid-19

Rs. 2 Lakhs distributed to families who lost a member due to COVID-19, at Institute Menezes Braganza, Panaji on Sept 22, 2021.

Panaji: Goa’s Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant on Wednesday distributed Covid-19 relief to marginalised and unorganised sectors and ex-gratia financial assistance to the family of the victims of Covid-19. Taking to Twitter, the CM said that the Goa government stands with the people who have been economically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’ve started distributing Rs 2 lakh each to families with low income & who lost a family member due to Covid-19. We are also giving Rs 5,000/person who suffered a loss in their traditional business due to Covid. This’ll benefit nearly 50,000 people,” said Goa CM Pramod Sawant.

Goa CM Pramod Sawant distributes Covid Relief to Covid-19 affected families. (Source: Pramod Sawant/ Twitter)

Commending the efforts of the Goa government, Sawant said that, this COVID relief package will help more than 50,000 people employed in unorganised sectors.

“I had promised in the Goa assembly that, we will release Rs 2 Lakh for every COVID death in the state and now Goa has become the first state in the country to have started providing Rs. 2 lakh to low-income group COVID death families,” he added.

Sawant mentioned that none of the social sector schemes has been stopped even during COVID times and that the Goa population will receive no water bill from October.