State Government to provide free LPG kits and ration to the affected: CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu
In a significant move to alleviate the sufferings of flood-hit families, Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced a series of measures aimed at providing immediate relief and assistance.
The Chief Minister said that the government has initiated efforts to relocate affected families from relief camps to more suitable rented accommodations, providing financial assistance of Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 10,000 for rural and urban areas, respectively. Building upon these efforts, the government has now decided to provide complete Gas Connection kits at no cost, to those in need. He said that these kits will include a LPG Cylinder, Pressure regulator, Hot Plate, Suraksha Pipe, and cover all associated expenses, including the cost of LPG domestic refill and the Blue book. The government is committed to ensure that disaster-affected families have access to essential cooking facilities without any financial burden, he added.
In addition to the LPG gas connections, the State Government will also provide free ration to these affected families. The Chief Minister said that this essential ration package will consist of 20 kg of wheat atta, 15 kg of rice, 3 kg of pulses, 1 litre of Mustard oil, 1 litre of Soya refined oil, 1 kg of double fortified salt and 2 kg of sugar. This provision of free ration will be extended until March 31, 2024, ensuring that families have access to basic food necessities. The responsibility for the proper distribution of these essential supplies to families residing in hired accommodations falls upon the designated District Controller of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (DCFSC) and Food Inspector, ensuring that the relief reaches to those who need it the most.
Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that these initiatives underscore the state government's unwavering commitment to empathize with and support disaster-affected families during these challenging times. It serves as a testament to the government's dedication to providing immediate relief and assistance when it is needed the most. He said that the state government would spare no stone unturned in reaching out to every affected by providing assistance to them within its available resources.