70 NGOs roped in to fulfil needs of underprivileged
Amid curfew, special aid for 150 families along Zero Line near Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur
Ferozepur, April 7, 2020: In a distinct effort to provide the essential supplies to poor and distressed people living in the remote and distant localities, a special team of the district administration on Tuesday approached the far-flung villages along the Zero Line at Indo-Pak International border, in the wake of curfew imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Surrounded by the river Satluj, the vast population of these villages was approached by the district administration and provided the packets of dry ration to 150 families belonging to the village Gatti Rahimke and Jeloke on Tuesday.
Divulging more, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Kulwant Singh said that the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was committed to reaching every nook and corner of the state, ever far-flung areas were not beyond the reach of the government.
He said that some villages situated along the Indo-Pak border surrounded by river Satluj had sought district administration help with dry ration adding he said that a special team was dispatched to provide these people with all the essential supplies.
On the directive of Deputy Commissioner, Naib Tehsildar Sukhcharan Singh Channi along with social worker Rahul Kakkar, WAIC Welfare Society reached these border villages and distributed dry ration to 150 families. Nayab Tehsildar said that this drive to serve the border villages will continue as long as all the villages were covered. He said that the administration’s teams were working round the clock and help was provided even on a phone call.
Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said that the district administration was committed to helping the poor and needy people in this hour of distress. He said that the daily wagers who have lost their livelihood were among our target group to receive regular supplies of dry ration and food packets.
The deputy commissioner said that the home delivery of essential goods including vegetables, fruits, grocery, dairy products were getting streamlined every day and district administration is fully concerned about the weaker section of the society adding he said that around 70 NGOs have been roped in to fulfill the needs of the underprivileged.