Hamirpur (HP), Jun 6 : Hamirpur district administration has taken a big lead in helping the people during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and distributed as many as 56,139 LPG cylinders to the people in Hamirpur district so that people may not face any problems to cook their meals. Deputy Commissioner, Harikesh Meena said that this step of the administration was taken so that people might not face any problems while remaining inside their houses during the complete Lockdown and Curfew period.
He said that one LPG cylinder per month (from April to June, 2020) was given free of cost to the connection holders under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Scheme. He said that by making quick implementation of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana and Self Reliant India Scheme in the district, the eligible beneficiaries have been provided food grains of fixed duration and free of cost.
Meena said that under various schemes operated in the district, from March 23, 2020 to May 31, 2020, as many as 8,963 quintals of pulses including Malaka, Moong Sabut, Chana Dal, Urad Sabut and Kala Chana consumers were distributed to the subscribers. During this period 71,236 liters of refined oil, 4, 98,053 liters of mustard oil, 2,739 quintal salt, 5,875 quintal sugar, 39,632 quintal flour and 44,202 quintal rice were made available to consumers. Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, NFSA ration card holders including Antyodaya Anna Yojana, BPL, and Primary Households were given 5 kg rice per person per month and 1 kg black gram per card per month for a period of 3 months from April to June, 2020. The decision had been taken by the Central Government to make it available. Under the scheme, 8,210 quintal rice, 421.69 quintal black gram per month has been allocated in district Hamirpur and was being given to the needy people.
Similarly, for providing food security to the migrant laborers working in the district under the Self-Reliant India Scheme, 5 kg rice per person per month, 1 kg black gram per card free for a period of two months (May and June, 2020) was also given so that these people may not feel any hardship of the food grains for them. (UNI)