Tribune News Service
Bathinda, March 28
Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Saturday said the state government had approved additional assistance of Rs 70 crore to prevent the spread of Covid cases. Earlier, the state government had sent Rs 22 crore to all 22 districts of the state.
After a meeting with senior officials of the district here on Saturday evening to review the latest situation, the Finance Minister said the state government would not allow any shortage of funds to protect its people from this major disaster. He said the role of people was greater than the government in preventing the spread of the disease. So they invited the people to follow the curfew with self-control. He said the disease was spreading person to person and residents need to stay at home.
Manpreet made it clear that the government had put in place all the administration to provide items of daily use to the people. He assured the people of the state that every help to the people would be accessed at home.
The minister said the distribution of wheat in the district through public distribution system was being initiated by the department concerned soon. In addition, directives have been given to the district administration to issue orders for running flour mills from 9 am to 6 pm so that there is no shortage of flour in the supply line.
The FM said the medicine shops were allowed to open in Bathinda from 5 to 7 pm. The supply of milk, fruits, vegetables, gas, etc has been streamlined in the district and people are getting the items of daily needs regularly. He also appealed that every able citizen should help feed his employees and needy neighbour. On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner B Srinivasan, SSP Nanak Singh, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Bikramjit Singh Shergill, SDM Amarinder Singh Tiwana, Jajit Singh Johal, KK Aggarwal Chairman, Nagar Improvement Trust and others were present.
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