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COVID-19: BMC starts distribution Of PDS items in city from today

1/04/2020 at 1:27 PM

Bhubaneswar, Apr 1: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has began distributing the PDS items at 108 PDS centres including designated schools/colleges over period of 15 days in view of COVID-19 scenario from today.

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the state government has decided to distribute foodgrains under the Public Distribution System (PDS) to beneficiaries to avoid any scare of a shortage of essential items or rush at fair price shops.

According to reports, about 4.50 lakh beneficiaries under the State Food Security Scheme will get the items through Public Distribution System for April, May and June 2020.

The government has decided to distribute rice, wheat and kerosene oil for three months (April-June) from April 1 to May 15.

The distribution will be done in a staggered manner to avoid the unnecessary rush at PDS counters, the reports said. The beneficiaries will be given 45 days to collect their 3 months’ ration per person.

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