Food grains distribution in 16 more sub-zones to start today

Distribution of food grains in six sub-zones of Srinagar, which started on March 28 has been completed and the distribution will now be taking up in other sub-zones of the district.

In the six sub-zones over 25,000 households were home-delivered foodgrains, which includes 13,500 quintals of rice and 675 quintal of wheat.

The distribution of food grains in 16 other sub-zones of the district will be started on Tuesday and will continue till April 2.

The 16 sub-zones include Amirakadal, Kanikadal, Nawabazar, Batamaloo, Barzulla, Chatabal, Nishat, Shalimar, Natipora, Nowshera, Soura, Amidakadal, Rainawari, Safakadal, Bulbul Lankar and Narwara.

The 2.6 lakh households of the district located across a total of 34 sub-zones was targeted to be completed within two weeks.

Apart from food grains, the administration is also distributing LPG refills amongst residents across the district.

Since March 28, at least 5,000 households in various areas of the district have been home-delivered LPG refills.

The distribution will continue for around two weeks until all of around 3.3 lakh LPG consumer base of the district is covered.

Residents of Srinagar are being provided both food grains and LPG refills at their doorsteps in view of restrictions on public movement put in place in the district in an effort to contain spread of the coronavirus infection.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the administration has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure each of over 2.6 lakh households gets its quota of food grains and LPG without having to move out of their homes.

He urged people to stay home and be assured that both food grains and LPG will be delivered to them at their doorsteps.

For those without ration cards, he said dedicated help-lines – 9018249426 and 8825010324 – have been opened for to place their demands for food grains.