STATE TIMES NEWS
UDHAMPUR: District Administration Udhampur ramped up several efforts to contain the spread of Noval Coronavirus COVID-19 disease in the district
In order to avoid the gathering and people contact at grocery stores while collecting essential items by the consumers, the district administration started a special arrangement “Ration on wheel” initiative for home delivery/ distribution of ration to the people of the district.
Under this initiative, ration is distributed by Government stores at doorsteps following all precautionary measures. District Administration has roped in 100 volunteers of various organizations like REKs, BS&Gs, NSS, Civil volunteers and staff from different departments for delivery purpose.
Ration dealers have been provided special carts besides autos are authorized to make wards wise delivery of fruit/vegetables in consultation with councilors of concerned ward.
District Administration has also initiated many other efforts to contain the spread of Noval Corona virus in the district. For the convenience of general public, the district administration gives relaxation from 8AM to 12 Noon for purchase of essential items. Labour department has transferred Rs 1000/ labourer in accounts of 4144 registered labourers. Contractors/employers/landlords have been asked to provide all help to stranded labourers.
The District Administration is also running community kitchens to provide cooked food to needy, migrant labourers, destitute and stranded truck drivers. Over 5000 meals are cooked, packed and distributed daily among the poor and needy at different locations.