Jamshedpur, March 27: After successfully ensuring delivery of vegetables, milk and bread, district administration has made efforts to ensure delivery of medicines at doorsteps amidst lockdown.
East Singhbhum deputy commissioner Ravi Shankar Shukla said that the administration has divided the city into 10 zones and issued Whatsapp and mobile numbers of two-three medicine shops in those zones who are ready to ensure delivery of doorstep. The service will start from tomorrow. The objective is to enforce lockdown so that people do not come out on roads even for essential needs. The administration wants people to stay inside so that social distancing can be remained.
The deputy commissioner also informed about starting of the Mukhya Mantri Canteen Yojana so that daily wage earners and poor get food.
“ Under the scheme, packed vegetarian food would be given free of cost during the period of lockdown at three points (auto-rickshaw stand – Sakchi, Mango Chowk and Sonari from Friday. Usually foods should be given at Rs 5 per packet but we would not be charging any amount during lockdown period. However, we will deploy magistrates would ensure that beneficiaries maintain social distance of one meter while taking food,” the deputy commissioner said.
The administration has also planned to distribute sanitizers at minimum cost to the masses.
“ We are going to rope in Rakshak sanitizers that are made at laboratory of Adityapur-based NIT will be available for the masses in next three-four days. Each packet of 200 ml would be priced at Rs 20 to masses and those having ration cards will only have to pay Rs 5 for availing the sanitizers,’ the deputy commissioner added.
Meanwhile, CM Dal Bhat Yojna is also reaching people in different areas. Meals on wheels is feeding people at Rs 5 only. To provide best benefits for those people who are suffering from poverty, government of Jharkhand had introduced the scheme of providing food through low cost hotels. The scheme, which was initiated by the chief minister of Jharkhand during the year 2011, has been opened across various places.