Delhi govt announces free ration for 72 lakh beneficiaries for two months

As Covid-19 cases surge across the country, resulting in several curbs on business activities, the Delhi government has decided to give free ration to all ration cardholders in the national capital for the next two months.

“We have decided that all ration card holders in Delhi, around 72 lakh in number, will be given free ration for the next two months,” said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday.

“It does not mean that the lockdown will continue for two months. It is just being done to help the poor going through financial issues,” he added.

The CM further announced financial assistance of 5,000 each for all autorickshaw and taxi drivers in Delhi. “This is being done so that they get a little help during this financial crisis,” he s

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