Amid lockdown to fight coronavirus infections and COVID-19 if you are in need food items and other essentials, you can order online or call the district administration; same will be delivered at your doorstep within shortest possible time.
The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative aiming at providing essential supplies to the people at doorstep without them moving out of their houses thus maintaining the social distancing.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza on Saturday held a meeting with representatives of Trade Federations and local e-commerce companies to devise a comprehensive mechanism so as to ensure home delivery of essentials to ensure each of over 70 thousand households gets eatables without having to move out of their homes. The administration shall provide limited passes to such persons who will deliver the food items while officers shall coordinate the whole process.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza along with officers on Saturday held a meeting with representatives of Trade federations and devised a comprehensive plan for the home delivery of essentials to ensure each of over 70 thousand households gets eatables without having to move out of their homes.
DC Bandipora constituted a committee of officers lead by General Manager District Industries Centre Bandipora Mehraj-ud-Din with Tehsildars of different Tehsils as its members. The administration has notified the mobile numbers of shopkeepers including General stores, Vegetable Sellers, Kiryana Shops, Diary Product Sellers, Whole Sellers and Fertilizer sellers with whom the committee members will coordinate for home delivery.
For Online order of food items, the customers can call or Whats app on 9070007044 and 8825024381 or log in at www.kashtales.com and place an order, the delivery boys will get the items from designated shopkeepers and deliver at your doorstep within shortest possible time. The people can directly contact the shopkeepers whose numbers have been notified and published on official website www.bandipore.nic.in and official Facebook Page of District Information Centre www.facebook.com/dicbandipora.
The district except Gurez Valley has been divided into five sub-zones including Bandipora, Hajin, Sumbal, Ajas and Aloosa with concerned Tehsildars at the Nodal Officers for the distribution system. The concerned Tehsildars have been asked to ensure planned distribution in a manner which ensures both reaching-out to all households in all areas and strict adherence to all advisories and guidelines in efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora said none of the food stores shall remain open in these areas as they will supply ration direct to the beneficiaries either by their own or through nearest retailers and through e-commerce agencies.
He said if the shopkeepers want to be part of this initiative they shall approach the district administration or the concerned Tehsildars so that they can join the chain of home delivery.
The similar distribution system is going on for delivery of LPG to consumers and about 2100 LPG cylinders have been distributed at the doorstep in past five days. Consumers have been asked to raise requests for their requirement with their service agencies and be rest assured that LPG will be delivered to them at their doorsteps.
DC Bandipora said the ration is being supplied by the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs at the designated Food Stores while following the guidelines of lockdown ensuring social distancing.