Minister seeks corporators’ help in ward outreach
To mitigate the food-related and other woes of Bengalureans, especially the poorer sections, during the ongoing lockdown, the state government has released a sum of Rs 25 crore.
Following a video conference with city corporators on Thursday, Revenue Minister R Ashok said, “Around 23,000 people have landed at Bengaluru International Airport and are under home quarantine. Our CM Yediyurappa has taken special care and precautions for the city by implementing strict measures. Today, I had a video conference with all the party corporators from the war room.
“I have given them all the information about facilities that are available and provision for daily wage labourers and poor people in their wards. All the corporators are doing food distribution work and the government has started to supply milk, food packets and food bags.
“Through Indira canteens everyday we as well as NGOs are providing food. But to reach the end person, all corporators’ help is required, as they know every street in their ward. It might be water, electricity, health or any hospital-related information…many people might not have any idea whom to contact.”
He added, “The corporators should guide suspect cases to hospital and inform the police and health officials. They should ensure food is provided to quarantined people. It is our responsibility, no matter which party, to keep the city’s people safe from the coronavirus. After the video conference with the corporators, I got to know there is an imbalance of food supply in a few wards, which will be rectified.”
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