JORHAT, April 11 - Claiming that there was no shortage of essential commodities in Assam, the State Agriculture and Veterinary Minister Atul Bora said that supply chain of food and other essential materials was gaining strength with truckloads of materials on way to the State.
Bora along with Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury and Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Saturday reviewed the situation of Jorhat district in view of the ongoing lockdown.
The two ministers and the Speaker, who is also the Jorhat MLA, held a meeting with senior officials of the district administration, police and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, and Veterinary departments and Food Corporations of India at the Jorhat Circuit House and took note of the food stock position and livestock in the district.
Speaking to mediapersons at the Jorhat Circuit House, Bora, accompanied by Choudhury and Goswami, said that goods train were running regularly carrying all essential commodities to Assam from outside the region and there was sufficient stock of essential items, including food stuff for livestock.
He informed that about 400 trucks loaded with essential commodities were heading toward Assam. Bora further stated that traders in the districts were directed to keep stocks of essential commodities for a month.
Bora said that farmers will be allowed to resume their cultivation activities by following all precautionary and safety measures under the COVID-19 protocol with social distancing a must.