Distribution of Ration Kits launched in Chamaraja Constituency
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Distribution of Ration Kits launched in Chamaraja Constituency

April 11, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: District Minister S.T. Somashekar and Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil jointly launched distribution of free ration and essential items kits, initiated by Chamaraja MLA L. Nagendra for the poor and the needy of his constituency, at Jaladarshini Guest House here this morning.

Speaking after the launch, District Minister Somashekar said that he would like to thank the media for their co-operation during this difficult time, when the entire State is under COVID-19 lockdown.

Complimenting MLA Nagendra for the novel initiative, the Minister said that following directions from the Chief Minister, all 2.5 lakh Ration Card applicants of the district will be distributed ration for two-months.

Pointing out that the OTP system has been relaxed at Fair Price Shops, he said that the Ration buyers can put their signature and get their quota of ration for two-months.

Warning Fair Price Shop owners of collecting money for issuing ration tokens, he said that the licence of such shops found collecting money will be suspended. He further said that he will be visiting Nanjangud, the epi-centre of COVID-19 in the district later today.

MLA Nagendra said that 8,000 Ration Kits are ready for distribution among the poor and the needy, identified by the party workers in his constituency.

Each kit will have 5kg of rice,1kg edible oil,1kg each of soji, salt and tur dal, 500gm of horse gram, 2 soaps and a packet of detergent powder, he said and added that the kit covers are printed with Coronavirus precautionary and safety measures.

Nagendra further said that apart from 8,000 kits, 4,000 more kits will be distributed in the coming days if found necessary.

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MP Pratap Simha, City BJP President T.S. Srivatsa, several BJP Corporators and leaders were present.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Distribution of Ration Kits launched in Chamaraja Constituency”

  1. Ganesh says:

    Central and State governments are asking public to stay away from gatherings and instead stay inside homes to control corona pandemic from spreading. What are these local politicians doing?. Why are they putting everyone at risk by trying to take credit for these programs?. this is not the time for PR. there is no need for pictures, etc. Just focus on delivering the goods to the needy without a public gathering. that’s what is needed and you will be helping a lot from spreading the disease. People really appreciate those efforts and not PR stunts.

  2. Hare Krishna!! says:

    @Ganesh
    Your comments are good . But if you are living in India and Karnataka, and I am not, you should know that such PR stunts you refer to is part of Indian political and official scenes. This district minister is expected to lead such PR stunts, and he is relishing it! Yes, this minster expected at least 50 people to witness his inauguration and clap him! Otherwise, he ould have assumed that he was insulted. Yours is a third world country full of such politicians, and religious leaders too-the other day, one could see Suttur Seer launching distribution of free food packets for the poor. What do you expect in a third world corrupt and pretentious country like India/

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