Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered authorities to provide interim aid of 2,000 rupees to those who have been cut short due to the coronavirus shutdown and 1,000 rupees to those with ration cards to get grain.
He also asked officials to provide 5,000 rupees for the last rites of a poor person.
At a meeting to review the foreclosure, he ordered officials to provide immediate treatment to the gravely ill destitute, even if they are not covered by Ayushman Bharat Yojana or Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana, said one official spokesperson.
Aid of 2,000 rupees should be granted as interim assistance in addition to making the necessary arrangements for their treatment, the chief minister told the authorities.
In the event of the death of a poor person, he ordered him to provide 5,000 rupees to help with the final rites, said the spokesman.
Those who do not have grain should receive 1,000 rupees and their ration cards should be made. Care must be taken to ensure that no one is hungry in the state, said Yogi Adityanath.
He also asked to make provision for food and drinking water for workers and workers leaving the UP for other states. Everyone coming to the state should be properly screened and those in good health should be quarantined at home with ration kits.
Declaring that the monitoring committees set up in rural and urban areas helped to control the spread of coronavirus infection, the CM insisted on a regular dialogue with their members to gather comments on their surveillance work.
When asking the police to conduct regular and continuous patrols to ensure strict lockdowns, he said that people should not be allowed to assemble and that supply chains should be properly maintained.
He also said that insecticides should be sprayed regularly to end the locust attack.
Ordering to start digging ponds before the monsoon started, he said this could be done through the MNREGS and added that the mud recovered from the ponds could be provided free of charge to potters by coordinating with Mati Kala Board.
He said that digging pits to plant seedlings under the planting campaign should start with the help of workers from the MNREGS.