5-lakh pressure cookers were distributed to 2-lakh women

Chief Minister distributes 5-lakh pressure cookers at 11th Garib Kalyan Mela at Porbandar
5-lakh pressure cookers were distributed to 2-lakh women
Foundation stone for 64-km long pipeline laid on the occasion

Gandhinagar, Thursday: In deference to Mahatma Gandhi’s concern for the poor, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched the 11th statewide 3-day Garib Kalyan Mela from the Mahatma’s birthplace at Porbandar

Assistive kits costing up to Rs.25,000, totalling Rs.1.61-crore, were disbursed directly to 3,414 beneficiaries, eliminating middlemen from the process, adding the total during the year to Rs.11.12-crore to 15,467 beneficiaries in Porbandar.

Nearly Rs.2,307-crore assistive kits is scheduled to be handed over directly to 11.83-lakh poor beneficiaries in 39 fairs across the state over the next three days.

that 5-litre stainless steel pressure cooker, besides cooking gas connection, will be distributed to 5-lakh women beneficiaries as a different initiative this year.. He also laid the foundation stone of the Rs.119-crore 64-km long Porbandar-Ranavav-Kutiyana bulk pipeline. The state government is also setting up 10 desalination plants along the 1,600-km long coastline on PPP model, with a capacity of 20 MLD, to ensure the region is free from water problem. He said the previous Congress government didn’t care for the water scarcity.

Those present on the occasion included In-charge Minister Ishwarsinh Patel, District Panchayat President Nieshbhai Mori, Porbandar Nagarpalika President Ashokbhai Bhadreya, WASMO CEO Manish Mankad, among others.