Tripura: TIPRA sets up ‘fund’ to help stranded workers return home, seeks citizens’ contribution

Tripura: TIPRA sets up ‘fund’ to help stranded workers return home, seeks citizens’ contribution
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AGARTALA | May 04:

In a bid to help citizens of Tripura, who are stranded in various parts of the country, to return home, The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) has set up a fund to provide financial assistance to such people especially migrant workers.

TIPRA Chairman and Tripura's royal scion, Pradyot Manikya Debbarman has informed that through this fund, the organisation will pay for the transportation fare of those people who cannot afford it.

"We will ensure that even if the state or Central government does not pay for the return of the workers who cannot afford to return then we will step in", said Manikya.

He observed that ever since the lockdown was imposed in the entire country, the people especially the migrant workers are suffering badly and are jobless, without proper ration and in some cases under pressure from the landlords in cities.

As the TIPRA chairman, Manikya has made a contribution of Rs 5 lakh to the fund and has appealed to citizens to extend their support and contribute to this mission.

It maybe mentioned that in the last two months, TIPRA organization has helped over 9000 families through ration and also in some cases, direct cash transfers.

"The organisation which does not take any donation in cash or from political and religious organization has been in the forefront in fighting the problems which has arisen during the Corona Virus lockdown. We are hoping that more people will also come forward and contribute to bring our people back home," asserted the chairman.

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