CM announces free food grain distribution for 2.5 crore middle class citizens for the month of May


Chief Minister of the state Vijay Rupani has provided an invaluable gift to 2.5 crore middle class citizens of Gujarat on the state’s foundation day.

Providing details of the CM’s decisions, Secretary to Ashwani Kumar said,

“The Chief Minister has decided to provide free food grains to 61 lakh APL-1 card holders, i.e around 2.5 crore people for the month of May, 2020. This includes 10 kg wheat, 3 kg rice, 1 kg pulses and 1 kg sugar per family. The citizens can avail the grains from government approved fair price shops from 7th May to 12th May,2020.”

Beneficiaries of MA Amrutam and MAA Vatsalya Yojana will undergo free COVID-19 tests during surgery or delivery of a child. The cost for the same will be borne by the state government.

The Secretary also said that the Chief Minister has appealed the students of schools and colleges to actively participate in Drawing, Essay Writing and Poetry writing competition on the theme of ‘Corona Warriors of Gujarat’. The students will be required to submit their entries to the concerned District Education officer and the college students will be required to submit their entries to the Principal by 10/5/2020 via E-mail or post. A student can participate in a maximum of 2 competitions. Cash prize of ₹ 15, 000 for First Position at the District Level , ₹ 11,000 for second position  and ₹ 5,000 for third position . At the state level, five winners from each category will be awarded a cash prize of ₹ 25,000 by the state government.

The Chief Minister has also appealed people to upload a pledge taking video of the self on Twitter, FB and Instagram using the #VijaySankalp.

15 lakh 48 thousand 657 quintals of grains have been sold by farmers at 139 APMS. This includes 6,11,767 quintals of wheat, 4,22,285 quintals of castor and 94,604 quintals of mustard.

46.78 lakh liters of milk was distributed in the state.