Ehsaas programme to focus on underprivileged people : Hammad

Ehsaas programme to focus on underprivileged people : Hammad

ISLAMABAD, Jun 11 (APP):The Federal Government has initiated an Ehsaas programme with special focus on the underprivileged, to provide them nutritious food through a ration card scheme
and interest-free loans.
In his budget speech on Tuesday, the Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar said the beneficiaries of Ehsaas programme will be those who are extremely poor, orphans, widows, the homeless, the differently-abled, medically-challenged, and the jobless.
He said a new ration-card scheme will provide nutritious food to 1 million deserving people. Special nutritious food will be provided for infants and mothers, he added.
He said as many as 80,000 deserving poor will be provided interest-free loan each month. A total of 6 million women will get stipends in their saving accounts and increased access to mobile phones, he said.

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