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Srinagar administration home-delivering food grains and LPG to residents

Distribution beginning tomorrow as per a comprehensive plan; home-delivery to ensure no one has to come out of their homes: DC Srinagar

SRINAGAR, MARCH 27: In view of restrictions on public movement put in place in an effort to contain spread of the coronavirus infection the Srinagar administration is delivering food grains and LPG at the doorsteps of residents of the district.

Home-deliveries are starting tomorrow on March 28 and will continue for a full week. The district administration has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure each of over 2.6 lakh households gets quota without having to move out of their homes.

It has divided different zones of the district into sub-zones and planned distribution in a manner which ensures both reaching-out to all households in all areas and strict adherence to all advisories and guidelines in efforts to contain spread of coronavirus.

The district has been divided into 34 zones and in each zone the distribution will take place for three days. During the first three days starting tomorrow the distribution will be made in 6 zones including Habak, Hawal, Hazratbal, Rajbagh, Rambagh and Mehjoor Nagar, through their fair price shops.

Food grains being distributed to residents include rice as well as wheat. Residents will be delivered items at their doorsteps.

Similar distribution plan has been chalked out for delivery of LPG to consumers which also starts tomorrow. Consumers have been asked to raise requests for their requirement with their service agencies and be rest assured that LPG will be delivered to them at their doorsteps.

The distribution of food grains and LPG is being conducted under the supervision of Sajad Qadri who has posted as Officer on Special Duty at DC Office Srinagar to assist the DC.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is supervising and monitoring all COVID-19 containment efforts in the district has assured of guaranteed home delivery of both food grains and LPG to all households appealing to one and all to stay home and help break the chain of transmission in efforts to contain spread of this deadly infection.

It is notable that the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the district has now risen to 9 including 4 reported today. The home delivery of essential commodities is a part of an elaborate set of measures put in place in the district to contain spread of this infection.

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