BLT cooking oil can be used as business capital: Ministry

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It should also be pointed out that in principle, the government reduces the expenditure burden of the population when the prices of basic needs increase. Therefore, its use is not only limited to buying cooking oil, but can also be used for other basic needs.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Secretary General of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Harry Hikmat, has said the Cash Aid for Cooking Oil (BLT) can be used to meet other basic needs and as business capital .

Hikmat conveyed this statement referring to President Joko Widodo’s statement at the launch of the cooking oil BLT program at Angso Duo traditional market, Jambi on Thursday, in which he urged that aid cash is used for beneficial purposes, such as business capital. , or to buy basic necessities, including cooking oil, the price of which is currently increasing.

“It should also be pointed out that in principle, the government reduces people’s expenditure burden when the prices of basic needs increase. Therefore, its use is not limited only to the purchase of cooking oil, but can also be used for other basic needs,” he said. noted during a virtual press briefing regarding cash assistance for cooking oil on Friday.

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Hikmat said the president, during his visit to Angso Duo traditional market, also emphasized the use of cooking oil cash assistance for vendors using cooking oil. baking in their businesses.

Hikmat noted that the provision of cash assistance is a solution presented by the government, so that people can continue their businesses without being burdened by the increase in the price of basic commodities, including cooking oil.

Cash aid for cooking oil is the president’s policy to reduce people’s expenses amid rising prices during the month of Ramadan, including the increase in the price of cooking oil .

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Cash assistance for cooking oil worth Rp 100,000 is provided to each beneficiary for April, May and June 2022, although it is paid at one time, specifically Rp 300,000, in April 2022 and will be distributed in cash via PT Pos Indonesia.

The program targets up to 20.65 million beneficiaries, including 18.8 million beneficiaries registered as non-cash food assistance (BPNT) beneficiaries and 1.85 million beneficiaries registered as Family Hope (PKH) beneficiaries. who have not been registered as beneficiaries. BPNT beneficiaries.

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