A Ramadan wheat subsidy scheme worth Rs. 19.77 billion has been authorised by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) caretaker administration. It is expected to benefit approximately five million low-income and needy households in the province.
The programme was unveiled by Fazal Elahi, the interim minister for food, and government spokesman Barrister Feroz Jamal Shah Kakakhel. They revealed that the provincial government will provide discounted wheat flour.
More than five million families in the province, totaling more than 36 million people, or more than 91 percent of the province’s population, would receive more than 17 million 10 kg bags of flour from the food department.
To deliver subsidised flour to 5.7 million families, the government will establish roughly 7,600 distribution sites in the province. In addition, public access to subsidised flour would be provided at 1,600 utility stores and other locations across the province by the food department and district administrations.
Using information from the Benazir Income Support Programme, the flour will be distributed (BISP). To ensure their claim for the flour, people who qualify for the subsidy must apply within 24 hours.
The food secretary Abid Wazir and the chief secretary Imdadullah Bosal have asked officials to make sure that the effort directly affects the underprivileged and middle-class sections of society. Technology will be used to ensure the transparent delivery of subsidised flour, with particular plans for wonem benefit