SRINAGAR: In wake of restrictions on public movement to contain spread of the coronavirus infection, authorities will start delivering food grains and LPG at the doorsteps of residents of the district from Saturday, an official said.
“Home-deliveries are starting tomorrow on March 28 and will continue for a 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,” he added.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary who is supervising and monitoring COVID-19 containment efforts in the district has assured of home delivery of both food grains and LPG to all households appealing people to stay home and help break the chain of transmission in efforts to contain spread of this deadly infection.
The administration 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 Saturday, the distribution will be made in six 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 starts tomorrow as well. Consumers have been asked to raise requests for their requirement with their service agencies and be assured that LPG will be delivered to them at their doorsteps.