The Jharkhand Government has launched a mobile application to help those stranded anywhere outside the State amidst Coronavirus Pandemic. Chief Minister Hemant Soren launched the application–Jharkhand Chief Minister Special Assistance Scheme Mobile Application (Jharkhand corona sahayta application) on Thursday.
The objective of the initiative is to identify migrants stranded outside the State, so that the State Government could provide them direct benefit transfer (DBT) of one time money as immediate economic assistance.
The app can be downloaded simply by visiting the official website–https://covid19help. jharkhand.govt.in. The scheme is only for those who belong to Jharkhand and stranded outside the State due to COVID-19. The beneficiaries should have an Aadhar card and a bank account with any of the government banks situated across the State.
The Chief Minister after launching the app said, “This is an effort to reach out to the labour force stranded outside the state. Within a week, financial assistance will be made available to the states people who are outside the state.”
“Continuous actions were being carried out to give maximum help to such people. During these difficult times, the government is sensitive & concerned about labourers, the poor, dalits, tribals & other needy people. As they have gone to other states for work due to lack of employment in the state. Thus, their problems increased amid lockdown,” Soren further added.
In the wake of COVID-19 affecting livelihood of migrants, the State Cabinet on Monday decided to provide Direct Benefit Tax (DBT) of Rs 2000 in the accounts of the heads of the families who are outside the state & facing problems amid lockdown 2.0.