Amid covid-19 pandemic 88 percent beneficiaries receive 7245 MT free wheat and 357 pulses in Ferozepur: DC
1,27,820 beneficiaries out of total 1,45,212 benefited with 15 kilograms of wheat and 3 three kilograms of pulses for the three months under PMGKAY
Ferozepur: Providing major succor to the underprivileged section of the society amid Corona Virus pandemic, district administration Ferozepur has successfully distributed 7245 metric tons of wheat and 357 metric tons of pulses free of cost to the needy people in last few days.
Divulging more, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government was fully committed to serving the needy people during this pandemic, especially in the wake of curfew/lockdown period. The deputy commissioner said that under Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Aan Yojna (PMGKAY) 15 kilograms of wheat (per beneficiary) and 3 kilograms of pulses (per family) were to be distributed among all the 1,45,212 smart cardholder beneficiaries in the district. He said that the department of food and civil supplies has so far covered 88 percent of the total beneficiaries thus reaching out to 1,27,820 beneficiaries within the few days and the remaining families would be covered soon.
District Food and Civil Supplies Controller Mr. Pinder Singh said that on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu a mammoth exercise was initiated in the district to provide the benefit of this scheme to more than 1.45 Lakh families. He further added that the Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh was personally monitoring the whole distribution process on a day to day basis and to ensure the intensified distribution drive. The DFSC said that the scheme aimed to provide relief to the poor people in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic so that none of the families face starvation on account of curfew/lockdown.
He further added that the department was fully committed to delivering the benefit of this scheme in a time-bound manner besides operating other pro-people schemes in the district. Mr. Pinder Singh said that the department has been carrying out various drives to ensure the uninterrupted supplies of essential commodities during the curfew/lockdown period.