GOSSAIGAON, April 20 - Violating the lockdown guidelines, long queues were seen on Monday in front of the Assam Gramin Vikash Bank, SBI and its customer service points, UCO Bank, Assam Cooperative Apex Bank, and LPG distributors at Gossaigaon on Monday.
Bank account holders and the bank management as well as common people seem to have misunderstood that the lockdown was withdrawn on Monday. ANN Service did not find any securitymen or police personnel on the roads to maintain the rules and regulations under the lockdown.
Huge gatherings were seen in front of the financial institutions and there was no social distancing, even as there has been no government instruction nor any message from the Publicity department regarding lifting of the lockdown
Grocery shops and pharmacies are open in the area, and a few hardware stores were also seen opening their shutters for business.
Food items distributed by CRPF: Under its civic action programme, the 129 Bn of the CRPF stationed at Kokrajhar has been distributing food items and offering other assistance to needy people.
On April 18, the battalion distributed food items to 42 BPL families of Mokrapara village under Kokrajhar district who have been confined to their houses due to the lockdown.
The battalion provided rice, dal, potato, mustard oil, salt, turmeric powder, sugar, tea and milk powder. At the time of distribution of the food items, social distancing was maintained, stated a press release issued by the battalion head office at Kokrajhar.
Attending the food distribution programme, Ajay Dwivedi, second in command of the Bn, explained the importance of frequent handwashing, putting on masks, overall cleanliness of the areas, avoiding gatherings and sanitation. Deputy Commandants Subodh Kumar and Rajneesh Kumar Pathak also attended the programme.