Punjab sanctions Rs 20 crore for free food, medicines to poor from CM Relief Fund; ministers pledge month’s salary for efforts to control Covid-19
State government has announced a relief of Rs 3,000 each for all registered construction workers in the state; Rs 96 crore has been earmarked for this purposeUpdated: Mar 23, 2020 15:44 IST
CHANDIGARH: Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday sanctioned Rs 20 crore from the Chief Minister Relief Fund for providing free food and medicines to the needy in the state.
“I have directed the provision of free food, shelter and medicines for those in need and Rs 20 crore has been sanctioned out of the CM relief fund for same,” the Punjab chief minister tweeted.
He also asked deputy commissioners (DCs) and sub divisional magistrates (SDMs) to provide all assistance to persons in need.
Meanwhile, state cabinet ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa announced to donate a month’s salary to the fund.
The Punjab IAS Officers Association and Vigilance Bureau officers also offered to contribute one day’s salary to the CM Relief Fund.
Earlier, the state government had announced a relief of Rs 3,000 each for all registered construction workers in the state. A total of Rs 96 crore was earmarked for this purpose.