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Punjab Revenue Department distributes Rs 300 crore to departments and DCs to check the spread of coronavirus

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The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, 10 June

In a bid to further check the spread of coronavirus, the Revenue Department of the Punjab Government has disbursed Rs. 300 crore to the various departments of the government and Deputy Commissioners.

Disclosing this here today, Revenue, Rehabilitation, and Disaster Management Minister,  Gurpreet Singh Kangar said that out of this total money Rs. 200 crore has been disbursed to various departments and Rs. 100 crore to districts Deputy Commissioners. 

He said that out of Rs.100 crore disbursed to the Deputy Commissioners, Rs.98 crore has been spent on relocating the migrant workers to their ancestral states, distributing dry rations, and on quarantine.

He said that even before the announcement of lockdown by the Government of India, the Punjab Disaster Management Department had released Rs. 25 crore to the Health Department to fight the disease.

The Cabinet Minister said that the amount received by the Punjab Government from the Government of India and from its own exchequer was immediately released to them as per the requisition of various departments and Deputy Commissioners.  Besides this, the state executive committee meets daily under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to resolve the demands and problems of the departments and districts on the spot.

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