UP govt announces one month free food grains to poor
Date: 2020-03-25 15:00:41
Uttar Pradesh govt announced several actions and measures in its fight against coronavirus. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to provide one-month free food grains to poor people along with Rs 1,000 as compensation to daily wage workers who have been affected due to the outbreak of the deadly virus.
Around 20 lakh 37 thousand labourers registered with the labor department will be given rupees 1000 each in their accounts through the DBT scheme. One crore 65 lakh needy poor people will be provided a one-month foodstuff, including 20 kilograms flour free of cost. People under old-age pension, Divyang pension and widows and poor people allowance will be given two months advance. Owners of schools, Malls, restaurants, and hotels, and other institutions asked to provide appropriate payments to the effected laborers. The government decided that the rest of the poor people and daily wagers will be given help on the recommendation of concerned area officials.