Rs 19 Cr released to DCs for procuring masks

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Rural Development and Panchayati Raj on Saturday accorded sanction to release of Rs 19 crore in favour of Deputy Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir for relief and response operations amid the coronavirus.

The funds were releasedby Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj under State DisasterResponse Funds (SDRF) for 2020-21.

The funds were released for procurement of masks to be distributedamong people belonging to the AAY and PHH ration card holders within a ceilingof Rs 20 each, and NPHH/excluding category ration card holders within a ceilingof Rs 10 each.

The Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) were directed toensure utilization of the funds after completing codal formalities. 

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