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14 April 2020 Current Events Government Taking Special Measures to Supply Daily Essentials in the Containment Zones

Pawan Aggarwal, secretary of consumer affairs ministry, said that the state and district level authorities should get working on the essential requirements such as grocery to the people residing in containment zones. Special address by the authorities of each state is paramount since they are the best equipped to recognise the complexities of that particular zone. Delhi so far has identified 43 COVID-19 containment zones - it has allowed home delivery of essential services and emergency hospital visits. Mumbai has reported 381 containment zones - the state has tied up with e-commerce Amazon for the delivery of essentials. Besides, the municipal of Hyderabad is distributing milk and other essential supplies to 126 zones. Further, the government has taken the initiative to set up nearly 20 lakh retail shops called Suraksha Stores in the next 45 days to provide daily essentials tied with FMCG companies. This practice will convert Kirana stores into well-sanitised retail outlets.



Government Taking Special Measures to Supply Daily Essentials in the Containment Zones

Pawan Aggarwal, secretary of consumer affairs ministry, said that the state and district level authorities should get working on the essential requirements such as grocery to the people residing in containment zones. Special address by the authorities of each state is paramount since they are the best equipped to recognise the complexities of that particular zone. Delhi so far has identified 43 COVID-19 containment zones - it has allowed home delivery of essential services and emergency hospital visits. Mumbai has reported 381 containment zones - the state has tied up with e-commerce Amazon for the delivery of essentials. Besides, the municipal of Hyderabad is distributing milk and other essential supplies to 126 zones. Further, the government has taken the initiative to set up nearly 20 lakh retail shops called Suraksha Stores in the next 45 days to provide daily essentials tied with FMCG companies. This practice will convert Kirana stores into well-sanitised retail outlets.




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