The Fact News Service
Jalandhar, June 12
In a major pro-poor initiative the state government led by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to distribute packets of dry ration to more than one lakh nonsmart cardholder beneficiaries under ‘Aatam Nirbhar’ scheme as a part of ‘Mission Fateh’ Punjab.
Divulging more details, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the packets of a dry ration containing 10 kilograms wheat flour (Atta), one kilogram Daal and one-kilogram sugar would be distributed to the non-smart cardholder beneficiaries in the district. He said that the state government would start the distribution of these packets from tomorrow to give succor to the weaker and underprivileged sections of the society. Sharma said that the move was aimed at providing reprieve to the needy sections of the society.
The Deputy Commissioner said that on the directions of the state government the packets would be distributed by the teams of administration from June 13. He said that the administration has already evolved a viable mechanism for the smooth and hassle-free distribution of these packets amongst the people. He said that the officers have been directed to complete the entire process is a transparent and effective manner adding that any sort of callousness in this task was unwarranted and undesirable.