Nagaland, June 15: The Nagaland government on Monday began distributing relief package – containing rice, pulses, oil, soap and other things — among daily wage earners and labourers, who are reeling under financial crisis amid the COVID-induced curbs.

As many as 30,000 daily wage earners will be extended dry ration relief package worth Rs 550 each, principal secretary, Home Department of Nagaland, R Ramakrishnan, said.

Each package comprises 10 kg rice, one kg each of lentils, sugar, salt and onion & garlic, half a litre of mustard oil, 200 grams of tea leaf, two pieces each of bathing & washing soaps, 100 gram each of masala and chilli sachets.

The package will mitigate to an extent the hardships faced by daily wage earners and labourers due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Ramakrishnan said.

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Nagaland imposed a complete lockdown for a week on May 14 to combat the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was extended thrice over the past few weeks.