Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) has said it is monitoring the disbursal of rice aid to ensure it is reaching the targeted recipients and easing their burden amid the enforcement of public activities restrictions (PPKM).

"The BPKP, through 34 BPKP representatives in each province throughout Indonesia, got down in unison to immediately control the rice aid distributed by the State Logistics Board," BPKP deputy head of state accountants, Sally Salamah said in Jakarta on Thursday.

The BPKP's supervision is focused on target, time, precise quantity, quality, and orderly administration, she informed.

According to her, ensuring the rice aid reaches the targeted recipients is crucial and the BPKP is directly monitoring disbursal to make sure aid is being distributed to people in accordance with the Ministry of Social Affairs' beneficiary families program (KPM).
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"Punctuality is crucial, especially amid the pandemic, and aid distribution needs to be done immediately to ease people's burden," she remarked.

The supervision of quantity accuracy is aimed at ensuring that each family receives 10 kilograms of rice, she stated.

The supervision of quality accuracy is aimed to ensure recipients receive edible rice that is fit for consumption, as per food feasibility standards, she explained. For example, the agency is working to ensure the rice distributed to people does not smell musty or have rice weevils, she added.

"The location of beneficiary families spread throughout the country has become a challenge and requires extra distribution and coordination efforts between central and regional agencies so that 2021 rice aid can reach the families," Salamah pointed out.

Following the extension of PPKM until August 2, 2021, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, in a press conference on July 26, affirmed that the government had immediately released 10 kg of rice aid for each of the 28.8 million beneficiary families. (

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