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Free Ration kits provided to 1150 migrant labours

GANDERBAL, APRIL 21: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the needy, the District administration, Ganderbal distributed free ration among the needy, destitute, distressed and non-local laborers stuck in the district to ensure that no one sleep hungry in the district during country wide lockdown amid Covid-19.

The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal said that so far 1150 migrant laborers besides other local needy people of the district are provided the ration of dry rice, vegetables, Aata, Cooking Oil and spices besides ration is provided after every 8 to 10 days among all such needy persons who are already identified by the PRIs in the district. He said NGOs, private institutions and several individuals have also assisted the administration by providing food kits.

He said that in view of lockdown in the district, there are numerous people who need help and to ensure the ration kits reach the deserving beneficiaries, the District Administration has nominated nodal officer for providing food and other essentials to the needy people in the district.

DC added that every possible effort is being made to provide all the basic facilities to the common masses at their doorsteps so that they do not face any difficulty in their daily life in these days.

Notably, about 2000 ration kits containing oil, sugar, tea leaves and other essential food items are already distributed among destitute, distressed and migrant labours across district during the lockdown period.

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