On 22 April 2021, coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Zhabdrung Kuchoe, His Majesty The King commanded the continuation of the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK) for 15 months, from April 2021. This is in view of the ongoing social and economic difficulties faced by the people due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties stemming from regional and global developments. (Click Here for Press Release)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense social and economic difficulties and tragic loss of lives across the world. While Bhutan’s economy and people’s livelihood have been adversely impacted, we are fortunate to have been shielded from some of the most devastating consequences.
This has been possible due to the leadership of His Majesty The King and the efforts of the Royal Government to provide timely and substantive support to individuals and businesses and adoption of comprehensive health measures.
Upon the command of His Majesty, the National Resilience Fund was set up in April 2020 to provide economic relief to people through the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu. The Relief Kidu granted monthly income support to individuals and loan interest payment support to borrowers for a period of one year (April 2020 – March 2021). Over 37,000 people and their children have been granted the monthly income support Kidu in the last one year, while close to 140,000 loan accounts benefited from the interest payment support.
Applications for individuals who are in need of income support Kidu are open.
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Monthly Income Support Kidu
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