Effective steps being taken to ensure supply of essential commodities: CM Jai Ram Thakur Ji

Appropriate and effective steps are being taken by the state government to ensure adequate availability of essential commodities to the people of the state during the twenty-one day lockdown in the country as well as the State. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over a high level meeting held here today to take stock of the situation arisen due to the lockdown.

Chief Minister said that effective steps would be taken to ensure that the supply of essential commodities from the outside the state does not hamper. He said that for this, steps would be taken to supplement the supply line. He said that there was sufficient stock of ration, pulses and edible oils in the state. The steps would also be taken to ensure availability of milk and bread in sufficient quantity. He said that if required, milk collection centres would be established to facilitate the consumers and also avoid unnecessary crowding.

Jai Ram Thakur Ji  directed that adequate steps must be taken to ensure availability of cattle fodder. He said that movement of nomadic Gaddi and Gujjars and their herds should not be restricted and all preventive measures should be taken for their safety.

CM Jai Ram Thakur Ji made an appeal to the people of the state to come forward and donate blood:

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has appealed to the people of the State to come forward to voluntarily donate blood so that there was no scarcity of blood in the blood banks.

Jai Ram Thakur Ji said that the state health department has issued guidelines regarding organising blood donation camps in the State.  The instructions have also been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners, Chief Medical Officers and in-charge of blood banks in this regard. He said that voluntary organizations would be encouraged to organise blood donation camps

Jai Ram Thakur Ji  said that special care should be taken to avoid overcrowding during the blood donation camps and the blood donors and other people should keep appropriate distance between themselves. He said that the NGOs should invite blood donors in such a way that there was no crowding in the camps.