Govt to reimburse migrants for purchase of 3-months ration

The Government today said it will reimburse the money spent by migrants out of their own pocket for purchase of rations for the months of February, March and April 2016.
“The Government will deposit the money into the bank accounts of the migrants which they have spent on purchase of rations for the months of February, March and April this year,” this was announced by the Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari in the Legislative Assembly today while replying to a point raised by MLA, Mian Altaf Ahmad on the issue.
The Minister said the government was unable to make available rations for these three months to the migrants because of the modalities being worked out for implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) in the State
The Minister said due to the delay and technicalities involved in the supply of rations after implementation of NFSA, the Relief Department has sought advance funds to the tune of Rs 12 crore from the Finance Department for purchase of rations directly from Food Corporation of India (FCI) for distribution among the migrants.
The Minister also announced that the water supply scheme at Jagti Migrant Camp will be restored and augmented to cater to the whole population. He said while the immediate restoration works will be taken up by the PHE Department.

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