Naidu Declares a Gift Pack to all BPL Families in AP as Pongal Gift

babuCM of AP declares a gift pack consisting of essential commodities will be supplied to all Below Poverty Line families in AP as Pongal 2015 gift.

Government decided to bear a cost of Rs 220 per family by giving a bag contains ingredients [palm oil (500 ml), wheat flour (one kilo), bengal gram (500 gm), channa (one kilo), jaggery (500 gm) and ghee (100 gm)] which help people celebrate the festival in a traditional way.

There are about 1.3 crore BPL Families in the state to supply the gift pack to them Rs 287 crore burden will fall on the state exchequer.

The Government is planning to give this Gift Pack scheme for all the major festivals including Muslim and Christian Communities in the state. The proposal of gifting new clothes to old age pension holders on major festivals is under consideration.

Medaram Jathara

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