JORHAT, April 30 - The Jorhat district administration has allowed opening of standalone shops in rural areas on three days fixed by the administration under certain conditions.
An order passed by the Jorhat District Magistrate on Wednesday stated that in pursuance of an order of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and per the decision made by the State Level Empowered Committee, COVID-19, Assam, standalone shops in rural areas could be opened on three days fixed by the administration area-wise.
The order said standalone shops will be allowed to operate from 10 am to 5 pm and no shops in rural areas within 5-km boundary of Red Zone areas will be allowed to open.
The order stated that shops will have to operate with bare minimum staff and shopkeepers will have to ensure strict compliance of social distancing, hygiene practices of handwashing, and sanitizing frequently among staff members and customers. Spitting is strictly prohibited. Non-compliance of the conditions will lead to immediate closure of the shops.
Water supply bills: The executive engineer of the Assam Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Board (Jorhat Division) has urged consumers of the Board to send their names along with consumer numbers via SMS/WhatsApp to two mobile numbers in order to enable the Board to dispatch the monthly bills to the customers.
The Board has not been able to deliver the monthly bills at the customers� homes due to the ongoing lockdown.
The executive engineer stated that consumers of Jorhat will have to SMS/WhatsApp their names along with the consumer number to 9957186302, while consumers of Mariani, Titabar, Dergaon Golaghat, Bokakhat, Amguri, Sonari and Namrup will have send the information to 6000799972.
Akhil Gogoi�s release sought: A letter signed by 102 persons belonging to different professions seeking early release of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi was sent to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through Legislative Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Wednesday.
A four-member delegation led by Birodhi Oikya Mancha, Jorhat district unit president Niranjan Mahanta handed over the letter to Goswami at the Jorhat Circuit House.
Contribution to Assam Arogya Nidhi: The Lakhiminagar Unnayan Samity, with contributions from people of Lakhiminagar donated Rs 50,000 to Assam Arogya Nidhi. A cheque of the amount was handed over to the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner.
Meanwhile, ICICI Foundation, Jorhat, provided 650 bottles of hand sanitizer and 1,500 masks to the Jorhat district administration.