DC Shopian kickstarts distribution of free ration among BPL, AAY beneficiaries

Pic: J&K Information Department
Pic: J&K Information Department

Under Prime Minister's Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) scheme, Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, today kick started the distribution of  5kg rice, per soul free ration among the BPL and AAY beneficiaries of Shopian district. Assistant Director, Food and other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.

Deputy Commissioner said that special efforts are being putin to provide free ration among the BPL and AAY categories during this crucialperiod. He said that the district administration is keeping close vigil and istaking every possible step to come to the assistance of the poor and needy.

Meanwhile, District Magistrate visited the red zone villageHeerpora of district Shopian along-with Chief Medical Officer, Tehsildar,Shopian, ARTO Shopian and other concerned officers.

The Heerpora village whih has already been declared a red ared after positive cases were reported from there while another eight COVID-19positive case were reported from the area, yesterday.

The DM directed the concerned to seal all the exit and entrypoints of the village completely. He was informed that 1000 persons of thevillage were screened by 4 Surveillance Teams of Health department so far whilethe process of screening in the village is going on.

BMO, Shopian informed that 15 persons have been sent for 14day administrative quarantine and 35 have been home quarantined in the villagewho had close contacts with the detected COVID – 19 positive person of theHeerpora village.

DM monitored the collection of 40 samples from the familymembers of positive cases, detected yesterday in the village.

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