Provide foodgrain to poor, officials told

Provide foodgrain to poor, officials told

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Palampur, June 10

The government has advised the subordinate authorities to provide foodgrain under the National Food Security Act 2013 to vulnerable people, especially those who are not covered under the BPL/IRDP and Antodaya schemes.

The government had told officers to launch a special drive to help such people in view of the pandemic when hundreds of poor had lost their jobs. They should get access to subsidised and free foodgrain under various Since last year, gram sabhas could not hold its session for adding new BPL/IRDP and Antodaya beneficiaries because of Covid. Hundreds of eligible poor have been waiting for their inclusion into the schemes.

The government has specifically told Block Development Officers, panchayat representatives and other authorities not to wait for the sessions of Gram Sabha and cover the poor. The Tribune has highlighted the plight of the poor, who have been moving from pillar to post for their entry into the schemes like the BPL and Antodaya for the past many years. Now the government has decided to give them relief. — OC

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