GUWAHATI, March 30 - The Kamrup (Metro) district administration will provide free ration and other food items for seven days to wage labourers, rickshaw pullers, cart pullers, workers, stranded travellers, etc., in the city. In a statement, Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu said the distribution drive will start from Tuesday where officials concerned will drop the food items at the doorsteps of these people.
In this connection, the DC has asked the circle officers of Guwahati and Dispur revenue circles to collect the database of such persons in their respective areas. In this initiative, the district administration will also engage members of local NGOs. The DC also directed the district food and civil supply department to arrange adequate quantities of food items for the purpose.
On the other hand, sale of vegetables at designated places in the city still remains uncertain. Earlier, the State government had announced that the district administration would provide vegetables through mobile vans at 66 designated places across Guwahati. But due to some technical reasons the district administration has deferred the plan.
�Without proper planning to maintain social distancing it is not possible to implement the scheme. Especially in Guwahati, it is very difficult to maintain it. So we are trying to formulate a plan,� a senior official of the district administration said.
The district administration has also started its online facility to issue e-passes for essential services. The facility is available on the website www.kamrupmetro.assam.gov.in.