The government will provide assistance to around three million people, who have been affected due to the ongoing lockdown imposed in the country to curb the spread of coronavirus, under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme.
According to a BISP tweet, those individuals having income up to Rs 20,000 and are facing unemployment and financial problems after lockdown will be helped under the Ehsaas Programme through the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER).
An SMS campaign would be launched within two weeks to include the affected people in the Emergency Cash Programme who were not registered under the NSER.
The applications received through SMS would be scrutinised by the district administrations concerned. Around 2.5 million affectees would be included in the programme through the SMS campaign, the tweet said.
It may be mentioned that the Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme has been approved for giving cash assistance to 10 million affectees, especially daily wagers.