Bihar: Thousands at relief centres, quarantine facilities get food, clothes, essential items for free

The district magistrates of all the 38 districts have been directed to ensure the availability of all the essential commodities.

Published: 20th April 2020 05:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2020 05:16 PM   |  A+A-

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during state level party workers meeting on preparation for the Legislative Assembly polls in Patna Sunday March 1 2020. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

PATNA: Nitish Kumar government in Bihar seems to have become more benevolent as thousands of poor, unemployed and migrant workers now staying at disaster relief centres and quarantine centres are being provided with food, utensils, clothes, milk powder, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, masks and sanitizers for free.

"Yes, the government is providing utensils, clothes, milk, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste to all those staying either at Disaster Relief Centres or the schools-turned quarantine centres across the state. Besides, sanitary napkins are also being provided to women", said the principal secretary of State disaster management department Pratyay Amrit.

The district magistrates of all the 38 districts have been directed to ensure availability of all the essential commodities.

In all, 196 Disaster Relief Centres are being run across the state. Additionally, 989 school buildings have been turned into quarantine centres. While around 63,000 people are staying at the disaster relief centres, 8200 are accommodated in quarantine centres.

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