Admins start home delivery services

ZIRO, Mar 28: With the 21-day statewide lockdown in place, the administrations in some of the districts have started home delivery services for essential household items.
The Lower Subansiri administration has taken upon itself the task of delivering essential items without any delivery charges.
Consumers can place their orders to the WhatsApp number 6009476805, mentioning their name, address, landmark, WhatsApp number, alternative number, and list of commodities required.
The administration will not respond to calls or reply to queries as it is only a one-way order system.
One can order essential household commodities as well as medicines, cash, and LPG cylinders, which are all subject to availability of stock.
Orders placed before 10 am will be delivered on the same day, and those placed after 10 am will be delivered the next day.
The Namsai district administration has also introduced a similar system to ensure regular supply and distribution of essential ration and other commodities.
All grocery stores, vegetable vendors, milk vendor, poultry/meat shops and retail outlets of POL have been instructed to remain open from 8 am to 12 pm every day. Pharmacies are exempted from this time slot.
A system for home delivery of vegetables within Namsai town between 2 pm and 5 pm will be set up. The entire township area has been divided into nine sectors for the purpose.
The DFSCO has been entrusted with the task of updating the prices of essential commodities at 8 am every day.
The trading licence of any shop or vendor found to be selling items above the designated price or hoarding essential commodities will be immediately cancelled and penal action will be initiated against the erring shopkeeper, DC B Talukdar said in his order.
All shops have also been directed to “outline queues for customers, with at least one metre spacing in between” as a precautionary measure.
Circle-level subcommittees of traders, headed by the administrative officers concerned, have also been formed to assess the availability or shortage of essential goods, and to pass on real-time information to the district-level committee headed by the EAC (judicial).