Covid-19 lockdown: Ration distribution to card applicants starts – delhi news

The Delhi government on Wednesday started distributing additional ration to thousands of poor families in the city, who are yet to get ration cards, under a scheme to ensure delivery of essential food items to households, amid the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown.

“Wheat and rice for distribution among people not covered under the public distribution system of essential items were delivered in around 400 school buildings across the city on Tuesday. The beneficiaries would be able to avail of five kilograms of ration,” said Delhi’s food minister, Imran Hussain.

Under the scheme announced by CM Arvind Kejriwal on April 1, beneficiaries have to apply online, following which a token, mentioning the centre and time of visit, is issued.

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