Dimapur, June 13: Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Scheme (ANBY), free food grains were distributed to 323 house hold consisting of around 474 members on June 13 at Tiyi Hall, Wokha by the department of Food & Civil Supplies Wokha.
ANBY is a part of the Government of India initiative for economic measures for providing food grains free of cost to the stranded migrants and labourers who are not covered under National Food Security Act or State Public Distribution System (PDS). The free ration includes 5 Kgs of rice per person per month and one kilogram of Chana per person per month. The scheme will last for a period of two months (May & June 2020).
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha while handing over the free ration lauded the GoI initiative of coming up with such schemes to help stranded citizens. He also asked the stranded citizens to inform authority in case of any difficulty and problem faced by them during such pandemic so that their problems can be addressed.
(Page News Service)