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Punjab CM seeks additional wheat and pulses from Union Minister for migrant labours

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The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, June 12

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan for additional allocation of 14144 MT of wheat, along with 1414 MT of pulses, for two months for distribution to the migrant labourers and non-NFSA residents of the state.

This step would be instrumental in incentivizing the workers to return to work for their livelihood, besides fully reviving the industrial activity, said the Chief Minister.

In a letter to the Union Minister, Captain Amarinder said that this initiative on the part of Centre was necessary as the loss of wages for the past few months had severely crippled the purchasing power of the migrants and the poor Non-NFSA citizens.

Pertinently, the Government of India had allocated 14,144 MT of wheat and 1015 MT of pulses for distribution to migrants and non-NFSA beneficiaries under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat scheme. The distribution of these stocks is going on in the state and is expected to be completed within the next 10-15 days.

It may be recalled that under this scheme the state government is in the process of distributing more than 14 lakh dry ration packets containing 10 Kg Atta, 2 Kg Dal, and 2 Kg sugar to migrant labour and non-NFSA poor beneficiaries.

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