Dimapur, July 2: Atma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB) free ration distribution scheme was launched at GHSS Auditorium, Tuensang on July 2 by Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant.
ANB is a scheme which provides 5kg of rice per head and one Kg of Chaana per family per month for stranded migrant workers/labours by the Department of Food & Civil Supplies.
DC Tuensang in his remark called upon all to follow social distancing, use masks and practice hand washing so that we can all together defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuensang has COVID positive cases, which are all under COVID care facilities and we shall all cooperate and help fight and not to let it spread in the community level, he added.
Under ANB 356 beneficiaries for the month of May and June 2020 were covered in the first phase and the second phase is on scrutiny phase which may come up to 1000 beneficiaries, the Department updated.
Zunheboto: Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme (ANBS), the Department of Food & Civil Supplies, Zunheboto has provided 5 Kgs rice and 1 kg Chana per month for two months (May & June 2020) free of cost to all migrant workers stranded in Zunheboto District.
An official release informed that as of July 2, 876 migrant workers have availed the scheme.
The benefit is extended to all workers who are currently engaged in road construction and other works at the outpost as well. The distribution is expected to be completed by the end of this week. (Page News Service)