Nov 4, 2021 – Islamabad: Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM addressed a press conference to give details of the Ehsaas Ration programme announced by Prime Minister on Nov 3, 2021. She said that registration of poor families whose monthly income was less than Rs. 31,000 would begin from Nov 8, 2021. A web portal would be opened for this purpose. Eligible families will be able to buy flour, cooking oil/ghee and pulses at subsidized rates from Kiryana and Utility stores. Small retail stores opened even in streets and localities will also provide this facility. Further, Dr. Sania added that the Ehsaas National Socioeconomic Registry survey has recently been completed. The survey will be used to identify deserving families for this new pro-poor programme. It will take four weeks to complete the process of registration. The beneficiaries will need a mobile phone number registered on their Computerised National Identity Card which will be produced before the specific stores from which purchases on subsidized rates will be sought. A subsidy of Rs. 1,000 per month will be given to each of the eligible 20 million families. Full footage can be accessed here.