BISWANATH CHARIALI, March 30 - In view of the present scenario of lockdown called by the Government of India due to outbreak of Covid-19 in the country, the Deputy Commissioner of Biswanath has decided to accord permission for selling of vegetables and fruits through home delivery by the selected vendors at price rate fixed by the district administration from 7 am to 4 pm daily.
The vendors will collect vegetables and fruits from the specified farmers and distributors fixed by the district authority under the direct supervision and monitoring of the officials of the Department of Agriculture, Biswanath.
The fair price shop owners will also collect the vegetables and fruits directly from the vendors and sell it following government norms. The district administration has also permitted a number of bakeries and confectioneries to sell their bakery items through home delivery on fixed rates.
Meanwhile, disinfectant spraying, payment of wages, distribution of groceries etc., are being carried out smoothly at various tea estates in Biswanath district maintaining social distance and other adequate precautionary measures under the constant monitoring and supervision of the district administration.
The respective Officers-in-Charge of police stations and the District Transport Officer (DTO), Biswanath have been authorised to issue Essential Service Passes in order to facilitate the movement of persons and vehicles from Exempted Categories during lockdown in consultation with the executive magistrates.