PURWAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesia Ministry of Social Affairs claims to always try to give its best to strengthen the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of them is through the Rice Social Assistance Program (BSB) for beneficiary family receivers (KPM) of the Keluarga Harapan Program (PKH).
In the framework of implementing the BSB program, Director General of Social Empowerment Edi Suharto checked the BULOG Ciwangi warehouse in Purwakarta Regency. Stock availability and 15-kilogram (kg) rice packaging readiness are very important so that the distribution process can run quickly and precisely.
"We want to ensure that the rice supply is here and also the packaging for 15 kg which will be given to KPMs later," Edi Suharto said in a press release received by Netralnews on Wednesday (09/16/2020).
Also attending the event were the Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Empowerment, the Head of the Program and Reporting Section of the Secretariat of the Directorate General of Social Empowerment, the Head of the BULOG Ciwangi Warehouse, the Deputy Head of the Ciwangi BULOG Warehouse, the Head of Warehouse Operations for BULOG Ciwangi, the PKH Purwakarta Regency Coordinator, and the PKH Regional Coordinator.
The BULOG Ciwangi warehouse provides rice supply for 30,414 PKH KPMs in the Purwakarta Regency area. This warehouse can accommodate 3,500 tons of rice. Until now, the BULOG Ciwangi warehouse has distributed 47 tons of BSB to two sub-districts, namely Bungursari District (633 KPMs) and Babakan Cikao District (949 KPMs).
In Bungursari District, there are 10 points for distribution to KPM. After visiting the BULOG Ciwangi warehouse, Edi Suharto and his entourage headed to one of the distribution points in Bungursari District.
In phase I, as many as 46 PKH KPMs received BSB at that point. Each KPM received 30kg BSB (2 sacks of rice @ 15kg) for the period August and September.
Bungursari Subdistrict is the first sub-district to get BSB in the Purwakarta Regency area. Meanwhile, the distribution for other sub-districts will also be done this week.
In addition, BSB will be distributed again in October to 10 million PKH KPMs affected by Covid-19. This effort is a form of economic resilience by meeting the basic needs of the community.