AP initiated free ration to BPL families
The Andhtra pradesh government has initiated the supply of free ration at their door steps today in view of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.The ration card holders are required to visit the ration depot and get the groceries at free of cost.
April's quota of rice as well as 1 kg of thoor dal is being distributed to ration card holders. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that free ration, including dal, would be supplied to the poor while a monetary assistance of Rs 1,000 per family also would be handed out in view of the lockdown. More than one crores ration card holders would get free ration three times on 29 March and 15 April and on 29 April apart from ration like rice, sugar and a kilogram of red gram at free of cost.
The cash assistance will be distributed to all ration card holders on April 4 through the village volunteers.
Apart from decentralising farm produce markets and bringing vegetable distribution closer homes in cities and towns, the government is making arrangements for maintaining social distancing at shops and other outlets.
The state government has also decided that people should be allowed outdoors, between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. only to purchase essential items which are to be made available within a 3-km radius.