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3.12 crore for providing temporary shelter, food, clothes and medical facilities to poor, destitute and shelter less people

On the directives of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Ms. Mayawati ji, an amount of Rs. 3.12 crore has
been released for all the DMs of the State, so that they could make arrangement to provide relief to the poor and destitute
from the cold wave prevailing all over the State. The State Government has provided Rs. 01 lakh to each of the 312
tehsils of the State to provide shelter, food, clothes, blankets and medical facilities to the poor and destitute people of the
State.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has directed the DMs to constitute teams of senior officers to check out the situation at
the night shelters and the bonfires being lit at the public places for the poor and destitute people. The team should
check whether all the facilities like shelter, food, clothes etc. were being provided to them or not. The teams of the senior
officers would ensure that the bonfires were being actually lit in the night and the destitute were being provided all the
facilities at the shelter. The CM has warned that any laxity in it would not be tolerated at any cost. She has directed the
officers of the Medical Department to ensure that adequate medical facility was available at urban and rural areas
respectively. Besides, the presence of the doctors at the hospitals should also be ensured, so that any challenge of cold
wave could be dealt with effectively.

Ms. Mayawati ji, in view of the cold wave conditions prevailing in the State, has strictly directed DMs, Nagar
Ayukts, executive officers of the local bodies and officers of the other concerning departments to ensure proper arrangement of shelters for the poor and destitute. She said
that the DMs and Nagar Ayukts should ensure at the local level that no one was left out in the cold at night under the open
sky.

Hon’ble Chief Minister ji has also ordered that all the gram panchayat adhikaris should inform the BDO/Tehsil office immediately if they come to know about any shelter less
person of their gram panchayat and they would inform the SDM/Tehsildar about it and the concerning person would be provided help immediately. Till any help is provided to the
shelter less person, the gram pradhan or gram panchayat adhikari would ensure that the same was kept in public buildings, school buildings, anganbari centres and panchayat
buildings under immediate arrangements and were provided all the basic facilities.

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