Budgam: District Administration Budgam distributed as many as 8000 food kits among the needy families across Budgam during the ongoing lockdown period.
According to CNS, Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Tariq Hussain Ganai said this during visit to various areas to take firsthand assessment of adherence of lockdown. The DM said that special teams headed by concerned Tehsildar have been constituted to monitor that home delivery of essential commodities shall reach all putting up in red zone areas of the district.
Stressing on adherence of complete lockdown, the DM reiterated that those families facing scarcity of ration or any other essentials shall feel free to inform district administration through helpline numbers already notified for prompt response by concerned.
The DC said that distributed food kits comprise rice, ata, cooking oil, pulses, spices and other items. He said that 3000 food kits were stored for red zone areas separately and supply of the same has already commenced in identified areas, apart from this over 4000 food kits have been distributed among the locals at various others centers including in collaboration with Spring Buds Trust Ompora. The DC informed that 1150 food kits were distributed among including 330 to non local laborer families through the designated officer, covering and benefiting as many as 6000 beneficiaries in different areas.
To ensure hassle-free supply of ration through FCS&CA depots and Fair Price Shops, 2 months advances supply has also been distributed among all consumers and same was done mostly through home delivery services to avoid public gathering at depots. The free supply of ration of 5KG each BPL and AAY ration card holder for three months has been also started under which around 4.5 lakh consumers of BPL and AAY category will be benefited in the district.
The DC said that the district administration has also established 9 lungars at different locations to facilitate free cooked food to 1500 migrant workers daily.
The DC also visited district Hospital Budgam and took on spot stock of health facilities. He said people are responding positively to the instruction envisaged by the district administration to contain spread of Covuid-19. (CNS)