Apni Party Welcomes PM’s free Ration announcement

Cover all the categories under this scheme: Mohammad Ashraf Mir

SRINAGAR, April 24: Apni Party Provincial President Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision for supplying free ration to poor families for the month of May-June this year.

In a statement issued here, Mir said that the Prime Minister’s move to provide free ration for below poverty line families is a welcome step through which many families will get benefited in these turbulent times.

“Jammu and Kashmir has already witnessed huge economic distress since the year 2019 coupled with the Covid pandemic, the people here find it very difficult to earn a dignified sustenance,” he observed.

Mir demanded that the ambit of the scheme “PM Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana” be extended to all the families living in Jammu and Kashmir as a special measure to instil confidence among the people.

“The agricultural production particularly the paddy crop was drastically hit due to the Covid pandemic and it becomes the responsibility of the government of India to compensate those losses. Providing free ration to the economically underprivileged sections of the society is a welcome step but the government should make the scheme inclusive in nature,” Mir remarked.