GUWAHATI: 21 residents of Assam stranded abroad will be paid $1000 by April 25, informed Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a press conference.
Sarma had earlier said that Assamese people stranded abroad will be given $2000.
“Those who have travelled outside the country in the last 30 days for various reasons for attending seminars, exchange students, business related work and even tourists and are not being able to return to Assam as airlines have shut down, they will each be given 2,000 dollars in their respective accounts, “ Sarma said during a press meet on March 20.
“Those stuck outside can mail on this email Id, their passport will be checked and they will be provided with the money,” he added.
Sarma also mentioned that this is an initial sum and later depending on the situation action will be taken.
The Minster said that Assamese people stuck abroad can notify the government on the email id which will help the government to notify the Indian Embassy in that country.