*Representational image shows food grains collected by a PDS cardholder in Ranchi.
Though progressive efforts were not made by it to check and test Coronavirus affected people and set up labs as per the guidelines of the ICMR, a positive fact is the Hemant Soren government is involved in providing food grains to poor people during the ongoing lockdown.
According to the data received by the food department, food grains have been delivered to 1,81,333 people.
Also, food grains have been provided to 2,33,086 people under the non-PDS. As of now, 92,25,069 people have been fed under various schemes of Dal Bhatt.
About 2,05,598 migrant laborers are being fed in various relief camps set up by the government. About 34,86,996 people have been fed by various NGOs and volunteers at various places in the state. Emergency relief packets are also being distributed among the beneficiaries.
More, the state government is providing all possible assistance to the people of Jharkhand stranded in other states and union territories.
As of now, the Department of Labor, Planning and Training has received 31,491 calls in which 9,30,019 people have been reported stranded outside the state. Out of which, 6,27,862 migrant laborers have been reported stranded at 13,465 places.
As of now, the government has made arrangements for food and lodging of 4,80,220 workers stranded at 12,573 places. Complete information is also being collected from the people to provide every possible assistance from all levels.
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).
As of now, 65,382 calls have been received by the SLCCR, in which 40,237 cases related to Covid-19 have been registered, out of which assistance has been provided in 19,560 cases by the SLCCR itself.
About 20,677 cases were forwarded to the concerned districts and departments for action. Out of this, assistance has been provided in 15,430 cases.
"Every possible actions are being taken on the remaining matters. In the Corona control room, 10,466 complaints related to the food supply, 987 related to law and order, 1,113 related to medical, 1,101 related to persons stranded in Jharkhand and 1,763 other complaints have been resolved", claims the state government,
The social security department of the state government is working to provide pension to the beneficiaries for the month of March and April. About 20,17,978 people are to be given pension in different districts of the state, out of which pension has been provided to 18,56,001 people for the month of March, whereas for April, 20,19,840 people are to be given pension, out of which 12,88,851 people have already been given pension.