Govt’ food ration subsidy scheme launched in Mandalay

People receiving the essentil goods in Mandalay yesterday.  Photo:Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)
People receiving the essentil goods in Mandalay yesterday. Photo:Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)

Mandalay govt is distributing free food kits to the grassroots with irregular income, who would be faced with unemployment in the Thingyan holiday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Each food kit include 5 items with 8 pyi of rice, 50 ticals of cooking oil, 50 ticals of salt, one viss of beans and one viss of onion.
The distributions were carried out by local authorities, civil organizations and members of Fire Services Department, according to U Aung San Linn, the officer of West Thiri Marlar Ward in Aungmyaetharzan Township.
“Out of 9,720 residents from 1,852 households in this ward, the food supplies will be distributed to 4,980 persons from 990 families who are eligible for the rations,” he added.
Dr Myint Myint Than, aged 58, who lives in Mayangyan Ward of Aungmyaethazan Township commented on receiving the food kit said, “We never expected to receive such food subsidy in the crisis. Most of the people in this area are hard labourers. They will become unemployed about 15 days due to restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We really appreciate the government subsidy.”
Out of 290 households, a total of 191 families received the food kits.
To prevent large gatherings, the rations were delivered to three persons each time in the residential wards.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House) (Translated by Aung Khin)

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