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North Eastern Council releases fund for Arunachal, Meghalaya to fight COVID-19 outbreak

North Eastern Council releases fund for Arunachal, Meghalaya to fight COVID-19 outbreak

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 April 2020 8:09 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The North Eastern Council (NEC) has released Rs 3.25 crore to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and Rs 3 crore to Meghalaya to fight the COVID-19 outbreak effectively.

This release is in the nature of an untied fund, which can be utilized as gap funding on activities relating to COVID-19 pandemic not covered under existing Central packages. The flexibility of untied funds would enable the State to respond effectively in a timely manner as per the situation on the ground. This release would be in addition to the funds otherwise allocated by the Ministry of DoNER/NEC to the States under existing schemes, stated a PIB release.

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