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Free Ration in Delhi from June 5 to Those Even Without Ration Card: Manish Sisodia

File photo of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

File photo of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

According to the government's estimates, around 20 lakh people who don't have ration cards will be eligible to receive 5kg food grain free as part of this measure.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the Delhi government will start providing ration to the needy without ration cards from June 5. "Ration has started reaching government schools from today. Those who do not have ration card will also start receiving ration from June 5," he tweeted in Hindi.

Earlier, Delhi's Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain had said the Delhi government will distribute 4 kg wheat and 1 kg rice per person for free among those not covered under the Public Distribution System. One school each in every ward has been earmarked for free food grain distribution.

According to the Delhi government's estimates, around 20 lakh people who don't have ration cards will be eligible to receive 5 kg food grain free as part of this measure.

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first published:June 02, 2021, 21:52 IST