NORTH LAKHIMPUR, April 15 - The Lakhimpur district administration has taken elaborate measures for the supply and distribution of essential commodities for the residents of containment zone in North Lakhimpur. This was stated by the media cell of Deputy Commissioner�s office, North Lakhimpur in a press release issued on Tuesday night.
The release said that two suppliers in ward no. 13 and in ward no. 11 of KB Road had been authorized to operate their shops for all grocery items including baby food, sanitizers and other daily essential commodities in the containment zone of North Lakhimpur town. It may be mentioned here that the Abdul Latif Baruah Road in ward no. 11 of North Lakhimpur was declared a containment zone following the testing of a person with COVID-19 positive on April 3.
The Lakhimpur district administration has also authorized 10 milk vendors, 7 animal feed vendors and 14 poultry vendors to supply in North Lakhimpur by maintaining social distancing during the lockdown period. There are 70 homeless persons and migrant labourers accommodated in four relief camps across Lakhimpur district, the release said. The district administration has also set up another relief camp for stranded migrant workers in the North Lakhimpur Town Model School today.
The Lakhimpur district Food and Civil Supplies suspended the licences of two fair price shops for their irregularities during lockdown. The suspended PDS stores belong to one Anil Hazarika of ward no. 10 of North Lakhimpur WCCS Ltd and Meera Sonowal of Moinapara under Kadam GPSS Ltd. The district administration has also exempted 10 licensed rice mills of Lakhimpur district from the lockdown regulations in pursuance of govt notification no. HLA248/2020/35, dated 23/03/2020 and the advisory of food items and maintenance of supply chain vide letter number FSA50/2020/21, dated 26/03/2020. The district administration has also authorized four NGOs to operate in providing food to street dogs and stray cattle in the district.
The Lakhimpur district administration has also imposed ban on all types of religious functions, gatherings and social and cultural programmes in the district during the second lockdown period which starts from today.