CM Biren launches distribution of dry ration to 3,000 beneficiaries in Churachandpur

Chief Minister N Biren said the state government has launched a programme to help around 2 lakh households by providing Rs 5,000 each to the pandemic-hit families.


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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren launched the distribution of dry ration to 3,000 beneficiaries of Churachandpur district via video conference at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat Imphal on Wednesday.

The ration distribution was done in the presence of TA and Hills Minister Vungzagin Valte at Peace Ground, Tuibong, Churachandpur district.

Speaking on the occasion via video conferencing, the chief minister congratulated Crypto Relief India and other organisers including Highland Group for the service provided to the needy. He said that yesterday the state government launched a programme to help around 2 lakh households by providing Rs 5,000 each to the pandemic-hit families.

Biren further said that the central and state governments took the initiative of giving health cards under the scheme of PMJAY offering Rs 5 lakh and CMHT offering Rs 2 lakh to the poor and needy people. He also mentioned the schemes on free housing, cooking gas and free vaccination to crores of people by the PM of India.

Minister Vungzagin urged the auto drivers to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible as they are dealing with the general public by ferrying passengers. He also said a meeting will be convened regarding mass vaccination drives for the auto drivers of the district soon.  

It may be mentioned that Crypto Relief India is a community of founders and innovators that has donated 2,500 dry ration kits via Centre for Community Initiative (CCI) through Umeed Project and 500 dry ration kits via Sunbird Trust for Churachandpur district. The kits are meant to be facilitated in partnership with Highland Group, KSO Songpi, HYA GHQ, AWCA, Khawlmun Youth Club and different village authorities.

To kickstart the distribution of the 3,000 ration kits, 700 ration kits were distributed to auto drivers who have been severely affected by the successive lockdowns due to the pandemic. All Churachandpur District Diesel Auto Owners Association (ACDDAOA) were invited to select the neediest amongst their members for the same. In the event on Wednesday, more than 500 auto drivers were seen at the site to collect the ration kits.

First Published:July 7, 2021, 9:06 p.m.

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