” 30 thousand quintals of foodgrains to be distributed among over 1.4 lac families per month for as long as situation demands…”DC Shahid ChoudharyBy Yana Mir
Srinagar, 17 Apr 2020
In view of the prevailing situation with restrictions in place due to outbreak of COVID-19, the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families in Srinagar will be provided free food grains for as long as the situation remains as it is.
The distribution of food grains for the current month starts tomorrow and will be completed within two weeks.
Under this initiative around 30 thousand quintals of food grains will be distributed free of cost amongst over 1.4 lac BPL families in the district.
The initiative will benefit just under 6 lac persons who will be provided 5 kilograms of rice per person per month.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is also the Chairman District Disaster Management Authority Srinagar said the initiative is a recognition of the need for support to and an attempt to reach out to impoverished residents of the district.