COVID-19: Udhampur District Admn distributes cooked food packets among needy

Jammu: Udhampur District Administration has ramped up several efforts and distributed cooked meal among needy in the wake of lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.
The District Administration is running community kitchens to provide cooked food to needy, migrant labourers, destitute and stranded truck drivers. Over 6,000 meals are cooked, packed and distributed daily among the poor and needy at different locations, said an official.
He added that to avoid the gathering and people contact at grocery stores while collecting essential items by the consumers, the district administration started a special arrangement ”Ration on wheel” initiative for home delivery/ distribution of ration to the people of the district.
Under this initiative, he said that the ration is distributed by Government stores at doorsteps following all precautionary measures.
District Administration has roped in 100 volunteers of various organisations like REKs, BS&Gs, NSS, Civil volunteers and staff from different departments for delivery purpose.
Ration dealers have been provided special carts besides autos are authorised to make wards wise delivery of fruit/vegetables in consultation with councilors of concerned ward.
District Administration has also initiated many other efforts to contain the spread of Noval coronavirus in the district.
Labour department has transferred Rs 1,000/ labourer in accounts of 4144 registered labourers. Contractors/employers/landlords have been asked to provide all help to stranded labourers.