*Pics show CM's Didi Kitchen beneficiaries having food
Under Chief Minister Hemant Soren's pet scheme Didi Kitchen, launched to deal with the shortage of food among the poor people amid lockdown, as many as 5,453 Didi Kitchens are functioning in different districts in Jharkhand, it is learnt.
According to the data received, 3,96,880 people have been fed within 24 hours. At the same time, the work of providing food to about the same number of people is being done on a daily basis by Chief Minister Didi Kitchen.
Social distancing is also strictly followed during the distribution of meals. The Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Department is helping the state government to provide ration and food grains to the people under various schemes.
According to the data received by the department, food grains have been delivered to 1,52,772 people so far. Also, food grains have been made available to 1,79,22 people under the non-PDS. So far 42,79,286 people have been fed under various schemes of Dal Bhatt. About 20,57,430 people have been fed by NGOs and Volunteers.
About 1,42,742 laborers are being fed in relief camps set up for migrant laborers. Emergency relief packets are also being distributed among 40,327 needy people.
As of now, 26,320 calls have been received in the control room of the state-level Covid-19 response team which is being run by the Department of Labor, Planning and Training, Government of Jharkhand to provide assistance to the people of Jharkhand stranded in other states.
About 8,54,368 stranded people of Jharkhand has been reported in many states and union territories. Out of which 5,34,573 migrant laborers have been reported stranded at 10,211 places. So far, the government has made arrangements for food and lodging of 4,22,325 stranded laborers at 7,735 places.
A "State Level Corona Control Room" (SLCCR) has been set up by the State government and a 24X7 toll-free number 181 has been issued so that the people can contact for any kind of assistance and queries regarding Corona Virus (Covid-19).
In this sequence, Premchandra Gosai, a resident of Barkatha in Hazaribagh contacted 181 and informed about the shortage of food at his home. Taking quick action on this the SLCCR contacted the Hazaribagh District Supply Officer.
Taking cognizance of the report, the District Supply Officer contacted the Mukhiya of the village and provided 10 kg ration to Premchandra Gosai.
As of now, a total of 13,435 cases related to Covid-19 have been received at the state level Corona Control Center, out of which assistance has been provided in 8,383 cases. Every possible action is being taken on the remaining cases. In the SLCCR, 5,816 complaints related to the food supply, 633 related to law and order, 662 related to medical, 651 related to people stranded in Jharkhand and 621 other complaints have been resolved.
The state government is repeatedly urging all people of the state to stay at home and avoid going out. Social distancing is the only key to fight Corona Virus According to the report of the Health Department, so far 2,523 people have been tested for Covid-19 in the state, out of which 24 Corona positives cases have been confirmed and 1,963 people have tested negative, while the result of 536 people is still awaiting. Among those found 9 cases are from Bokaro, 2 from Hazaribagh, 1 from Giridih, 1 from Koderma and 11 cases Ranchi.
There are 3,771 quarantine centers operating in the state, with 12,633 people are being quarantined. At the same time, 1,00,844 people are living under home quarantine. So far 83,344 people have completed their quarantine period.