Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here today that the state government is ensuring that essential items are provided at the doorsteps of people to restrict their movement during lockdown period.
He assured everyone that there was enough stock of food, medicines and other essential commodities in the State and no one should worry as uninterrupted and continuous supply chain of all commodities was being ensured. The government has enrolled 1,706 vendors throughout the State who have been delivering various goods and essentials on the doorsteps of residents benefiting 12,82,334 persons so far.
He said that in order to ensure regular supply of medicines during lockdown period, 575 vendors have been authorized for home delivery of medicines in the State. These includes 20 vendors in Bilaspur, nine in Chamba, 32 in Hamirpur, 44 in Kangra, 19 in Kullu, one in Lahaul-Spiti, 93 in Mandi, 125 in Shimla, 165 in Sirmour, 40 in Solan and 23 in Una district.
Total 1,507 persons in district Bilaspur, 550 in Chamba, 1,472 in Hamirpur, 14,542 in Kangra, 23 in Kinnaur, 387 in Kullu, 73 in Lahaul-Spiti, 2,267 in Mandi, 7,111 in Shimla, 1,936 in Sirmour, 14,101 in Solan and 404 in Una have been benefited by home delivery of medicines.
He said grocery items are required in every household and 610 vendors have been enrolled to maintain supply of grocery items in all parts of the State which has benefited 1,61,955 persons directly. Similarly, 526 vendors have been enrolled for home delivery of fruits and vegetables which has benefitted 10,75,572 persons. Besides, 130 persons took benefit of home delivery of cooked food so far.