New Delhi: The covid situation in the national capital is worsening with every passing day. It has hit people really hard. A lot of small scale vendors and those earning on daily wages are facing financial crises. In the wake of the same, Delhi government has decided to give free ration for the next two months to all ration card holders in Delhi. There are around 72 lakh such beneficiaries.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday, “We have decided that all ration card holders in Delhi, around 72 lakh in number, will be given free ration for the next two months.” He further added, “It does not mean that the lockdown will continue for two months. It is just being done to help the poor going through financial issues.”
A financial aid of Rs 5,000 to all auto rickshaw and taxi drivers is also announced by Delhi CM stating, “This is being done so that they get a little help during this financial crisis.”
While talking about the importance of the social security measures, Delhi CM said, “Imposition of the lockdown was necessary to curb the spread of the virus. But a lockdown can create great financial difficulties for the underprivileged sections, especially the daily wage labourers.”
Delhi recorded 19,953 covid cases in the past 24 hours with 338 deaths. The situation doesn’t seem to be improving and thus one can’t predict how long it is going to take for everything to get a little better.