COVID 19: Ration Card Holding Families in Bihar to Get Rs 1,000
In a bid to ease the hardships that the poor may face on account of the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, 25 March, announced that all ration card holding families in the state will get an assistance of Rs one thousand each.
According to the Chief Ministers Office, it was announced on 23 March that the assistance was only for families falling under urban local bodies or panchayats.
Notably, Kumar had announced a state-wide lockdown on 22 March last which was to remain effective till 31 March.
Bihar is home to more than 100 million people, a large proportion of them poor and dependent on the unorganized sector for livelihood, and vulnerable to economic distress in times when normal sources of subsistence have dried up. PTI NAC