India Pulses And Grains Association Provided 5000 Disaster Relief Kits to the Under-Privileged Citizens Affected by the Cyclone Amphan
News Desk, News Nation 360 : India Pulses and Grains Association (IPGA), the nodal body for India’s pulses trade and industry handed over 5000 disaster relief kits to Hon’ble Minister Javed Ahmed Khan, MIC Disaster Management and Civil Defence, West Bengal to be distributed to the underprivileged citizens affected by the Cyclone Amphan in Kolkata. Each relief kit contains 5 kgs Rice, 1 kg Masoor Dal, 1 kg Sugar, 1 kg Salt and 1-litre Edible Oil. IPGA, apart from the contribution of Rs. 21 lakhs to PM-CARES Fund which is in addition to the various amounts contributed by their members. The overall contribution from the Pulses Trade to PM-CARES Fund is close to Rs. 5 crores. This is over and above the contribution made by IPGA Members in the form of food grains, sanitizers, masks, gloves and similar
essential commodities and products. Anurag Tulshan – IPGA Convenor, East Zone speaking about the initiative said that Cyclone Amphan has created a havoc in Kolkata and the after-effects have been tremendous. People are still suffering and unable to resume a normal life. Daily livelihood has been impacted and getting food for survival is a challenge. IPGA decided to step up its contribution by providing 5000 disaster relief kits to the underprivileged citizens of Kolkata. IPGA will always support the state government in every possible situation, especially natural calamities.
Report : Anustup Kundu