Shillong, June 25: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has passed a resolution asking the state government to provide special financial assistance to the Dorbar Shnong for tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
The KHADC Chief Executive Member Titosstar Well Chyne moved the resolution supported by the opposition members during the summer session of the Council.
“This House hereby resolve to urge upon the state government to provide special financial assistance to the Dorbar Shnong through the KHADC as an incentive for their role in combating this pandemic,” Chyne said.
The KHADC chief urged the members to extend all possible help to the Dorbar Shnong especially those who are setting up community isolation centres.
He said the council has spent Rs 19 lakh as financial assistance to such community quarantine centres.
The centres are getting Rs 1,000 each.
Regarding the plight of commercial vehicles, Chyne said the council would write to the state government for waiving off vehicle taxes payable by these vehicles during one and a half month period as they remained off the road due to the lockdown.