Free ration distribution under PMGKY launched
Dimapur, April 23: Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS, launched free ration distribution programme under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana at Naga Hospital Colony on April 23.
Under the free ration programme, rice will be distributed for free to poor families in Naga Hospital colony through the fair price shop located in the colony. Five kg of rice for each member of the family will be distributed to the impoverished families each month under the scheme.
The scheme is a live saver for many families struggling to make ends meet during the lockdown period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However the scheme can be availed only by AAY and PHH ration card holders.
Wokha: Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Orenthung Lotha also launched the Pradhan Matri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana under the Department of Food & Civil Supply at Town Hall Wokha on April 23.
The DC urged all fair price shops, both urban and rural, for fair distribution of the rice and ensure that all beneficiaries get their due share.
(Page News Service)