MoD employees commit 500 CR to PM-CARES Fund: Delhi Police & voluntary organizations distribute food to needy

MINISTER FOR Defence Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal for the contribution of one day’s salary by the employees of Ministry of Defence to the PM-CARES Fund to fight Covid-19. It is estimated that around Rs 500 crore will be collectively provided by the Defence Ministry to the fund from various wings, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Defence PSUs and others. The employees’ contribution is voluntary and those desirous of opting out will be exempted. Meanwhile, members of various social organisations distributed food packets to poor during the nationwide lock down announced to combat the COVID-19, in New Delhi on Monday. People washed hands maintaining social distancing to collect food packets distributed by various social organisations. The Delhi Police on Thursday distributed ration, food packets and water bottles in JJ cluster and slum areas across the National Capital. At several other places across the city, the police personnel were also seen guiding public to maintain distance at grocery stores and mother diary booths. The Delhi Police in Outer North district  distributed food packets, ration and water bottles to daily wagers, rickshaw pullers, labourers and others living in slums and JJ clusterin Narela, Bawana, Alipur, Badli and other areas.”Those who are not able to cook food are being given food packets and 8 to 12 lbs of packets containing ration such as wheat flour, pulses, rice and etc are being given to families who don’t have money to afford ration in their houses,” said the DCP.”The process of distributing ration, food packets and water bottles will continue in coming days and anyone who is in need can approach police for help,” said the DCP.The police in Delhi’s West district along with the help of NGO  “Ek Noor” had initiated a campaign for distribution of food, water and sanitisation drive in the slum area of Raghuvir Nagar , Ghodewala Mandir in Rajouri Garde. olice personnel along with NGOs were seen distributing food and essentials to needy. Police was also seen marking circles on roads in front of pharmaceuticals, groceries and vegetables shops for residents in order to maintain social distance.

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