Jamshedpur, March 26: Following enforcement of lockdown, the East Singhbhum district administration is focussing on door-step delivery of essentials so that people remain indoors.
After commencing the doorstep delivery of grocery, milk and other essential items which became functional today, district administration on Thursday announced delivery of vegetables at houses which will start delivery from tomorrow.
“We want people to remain indoors so that the commodities they require can be deliver at their door steps. Every step is being taken to help them. We have started the doorstep delivery of grocery, milk and breads and have today held talk with a private agency for delivery of fresh vegetables at no-profit-no-loss basis. We are also in talk with agencies for starting doorstep delivery of medicines and sanitisers. The idea is to provide all facilities to residents at their homes so that they do not have to come out and this will help us to fight against the virus,” said East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla.
SDO Dhalbhum Chandan Kumar said that the Sakchi-based All Seasons Farm Fresh has agreed to delivery fresh vegetable with a delivery charge of Rs 20 and a minimum order of Rs 200.
“Fresh vegetables will be available to the residents. The rates of vegetables are available in their website allseasonsfarmfresh.com and can be booked in their websites or in their whatsApp number 9934868425 and 9031776552. They will charge Rs 20 as delivery charge and one has to give a minimum order of Rs 200 for availing this service. They will deliver within 5 hour s of giving order and would be functional between 8 am and 10 pm. The move will help people to fresh vegetables at their door steps.
Meanwhile, panic buying continued even though the East Singhbhum district administration has opened suvidha kendras for the convenience of people living indoors due to coronavirus scare.
Several people were frantically buying ration and milk in Bistupur and elsewhere across the city early this morning. Same was the case at vegetable markets. Residents had to rush out of their homes soon after the PM’s announcement since no guideline was mentioned in his address to the nation.
Moreover, youths of the city have turned good samaritans by getting into a similar exercise while helping out citizens consigned to their homes after a 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Members of Jamshedpur unit of Marwari Yuva Manch, a social outfit, these youths have gears to reach groceries, medicines and blood to the citizens, especially the elderly.