New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday released a financial package of Rs 890.32 crore to states and union territories in order to tackle the deadly pandemic.
Notably, this is the second instalment of financial package released by the Centre.
The money released by the Centre will be used by 22 states and union territories to strengthen the infrastructure to tackle COVID-19.
The states which were given financial assistance include Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim.
On March 24, a fund of Rs 15,000 crore was announced which was to be given by the Center to the states. The first instalment of Rs 3,000 crore was released in April by the centre to all states and union territories. The states will be able to use this fund to procure things like beds, testing kits, etc.