Admn steps up efforts to provide essential items on doorstep

Neeraj Bagga
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, March 25

To provide essential items on the doorstep, the district administration has issued a list of contact numbers of shopkeepers and traders.

Admn creates pageson social media

  • The district administration has come up with Facebook and Instagram pages to share government instructions and guidelines with public.
  • The MC and district administration officials will inform the public about the delivery of essential commodities on these pages. On Wednesday, the officials shared the contact numbers of chemists and grocery stores.
  • MC Commissioner Komal Mittal shared social media addresses (https://www.facebook.com/Covid-19-Helpdesk-Amritsar-107240954255808/ and https://instagram.com/dcamritsarofficial?igshid=1o072yect0mnz) and asked the residents to stay in touch with the administration to get the latest updates and instructions on Covid.

    n "The social media platform is important as we can get direct feedback from people. We welcome the opinions of residents," said an official.

Deputy Commissioner Shivdular Singh Dhillon said after holding a meeting with different associations of traders, they started providing essential items on the doorstep from Wednesday. He said the sole purpose was not to allow people to gather in front of shops.

The DC said milkmen could deliver milk at houses between 5 am and 8 am. Cooperative organisations Verka and Amul could supply the same between 5 am and 2 pm. However, they would supply milk only to residents.

The DC added that booked LPG cylinders could be delivered between 10 am and 4 pm. He said the area SDMs had been asked to ensure the supply of vegetables by roping in vendors in their areas.

The DC said arrangements for providing fodder to livestock were being made.

However, people complained of not getting essential items, including dairy products, grocery and vegetables, in their areas.

Meanwhile, devotees faced difficulties in performing rituals on the first day of Navratri and commencement of Vikrami Samvat on Wednesday as all temples were closed during the ongoing curfew. Defying the curfew orders, some devotees were seen paying obeisance in front of the closed doors of temples.

61 booked for violating curfew restrictions

The city police on Wednesday booked 61 persons for violating curfew restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Police Commissioner Sukchain Singh Gill said during this period most of the residents in the city stayed indoors.

The Police Commissioner said those who did not follow instructions were booked for violating the curfew. Gill asked residents to cooperate with the police in fighting the coronavirus.

The Police Commissioner warned anti-social elements against sharing rumours or fake news on social media. He said strict action would be taken against them.


Police distribute food items to needy

  • In collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the city police distributed food items at different slum areas amid curfew here on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Sukhchain Singh Gill, said the police and the administration was committed to provide aid to the needy people , who are following the guidelines of government and staying inside their houses.
  • Today, a team led by Gagan Ajeet Sing, DCP Security and Operations, distributed food packets to 50 families in LIG flats at Maqboolpura with the help of a NGO. Mangal Singh, ACP South, organised the langar with the help of a social organisation. Jatinder Singh, ACP Special Branch, distributed food packets in shanties near Rigo Bridge.

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