JORHAT, April 2 - State Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley on Wednesday visited Majuli to take stock of the situation in view of the ongoing lockdown.
A Majuli district administration official informed that Doley held a meeting with senior civil and police administration officials at the Deputy Commissioner�s office and reviewed the measures undertaken by the administration to prevent outbreak of COVID-19.
The Minister was also apprised of the steps taken for the benefit of the public during the lockdown period and the measures undertaken to distribute relief materials to the poor people, the official stated.
Doley also discussed different kinds of financial assistance to be given to the poor and needy families, the official informed.
Restrictions on distribution of relief materials: Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati on Wednesday issued an order asking institutions, NGOs and individuals to obtain permission for distribution of relief materials.
The notice said the direction has been given to ensure social distancing and to stop unwarranted mass gatherings.
Anyone wanting to distribute relief materials will have to contact the concerned Circle Officer with all details, including beneficiaries, date of distribution, number of families, items, etc., and obtain permission.
The notification mentioned that no cooked food could be distributed and all precautions have to be taken to maintain social distance among all.
AAI donation: The officials of the Airport Authority of India, posted at Jorhat airport, on Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs 9,81,400 to Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati for purchasing personal protective equipment, N-95 masks and other gear required to be used by the JMCH staff and health workers engaged in the fight against COVID-19, a Jorhat district administration press note stated.
Vegetables distributed: The Jorhat district unit of the Hindu Yuba Chattra Parishad, Asom, distributed vegetables to 200 poor families in and around Jorhat town on Tuesday to help them tide over the difficult situation arising due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown, said Biki Tanti, president of the student body, in a press note.