The government’s rice subsidy is provided promptly to the low income earners

The Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government has instructed all district secretaries to carry out rice distribution activities for low-income families as soon as possible.

According to President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s proposal, the cabinet recently approved the provision of 20 kg of rice per family for two months to low-income families.

According to the approval of the relevant Cabinet, the distribution of rice bags to the selected beneficiary families will be done at the level of the Divisional Secretariat.

Relief beneficiaries, persons selected for relief program by the Welfare Benefit Board among those who have submitted appeals, Samurdhi beneficiaries who do not receive benefits through relief programme, elderly persons receiving additional financial assistance who are not receiving relief or relief benefits, disabled persons and chronically ill persons are eligible for this rice subsidy. .

The amount of rice to be distributed is 54,800 metric tons.

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