Jalandhar ready to send 1,000 quintals of food to Kerala

JALANDHAR: As part of Punjab chief minister ‘s announcement to extend relief worth Rs 10 crore from the state to flood-ravaged , the Jalandhar administration would 1,000 quintals of ready-to-eat food material from airbase on Monday morning.

Divulging the details, Jalandhar deputy commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, who monitored the entire exercise of packaging the food material here on Sunday, said one lakh packets of the food were being made in the district for distribution in the flood-affected Kerala.

He said each relief pack would have a large packet of biscuits, two small packets of biscuits, a packet of tea and , two packets of dry milk and one bottle of water. “After completing the entire packaging process by late Sunday evening, the food would be airlifted on Monday from Adampur,” he said.

The deputy commissioner said to complete this gigantic exercise, 1,000 labourers had been deployed.

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