Manipur starts home delivery control room, helpline for essential commodities

Manipur government has decided to provide home delivery of essential products during the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Minister N Biren Singh on April 19 launched a Home Delivery Supplies Management Control Room at Dharmasala, Thangal Bazar in Imphal.

The chief minister stated that any individual or groups can contact the toll-free number 1800-313-8171 from 9 am to 3 pm daily for home delivery of essential commodities. Singh added that the initiative will reduce crowd and help in maintaining social distancing in the state.

Singh said that the control room will strengthen the home delivery services being offered by various agencies in the state. Initially, the control room will be operational for Imphal East and Imphal West and the remaining districts would be covered shortly. Officials of different government departments and Chamber of Commerce have been deputed to attend the grievances of the people, he added.

The chief minister maintained that the state government has received the directives of the Union government on the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in some parts of the state. He said that a decision will be taken at the Cabinet meeting which is scheduled to be held on Monday. Upon that the government would issue a notification on the sectors or areas where the lockdown would be continued or be relaxed, he added.

Mentioning about those from Manipur who are stranded in various parts of the country, he said that the government has extended one-time financial assistance of Rs 2000 each to 12,561 individuals till now. Out of 16172 individuals who have registered through, the amount has been transferred to the respective bank accounts. The government will further extend financial assistance to those remaining individuals shortly, he added.

He informed that the government is committed to extend every possible help to those stranded people from the state. He stated that the government is in constant touch with the chief ministers, chief secretaries and DGPs of different states to make sure that every stranded person from the state is being taken care of in their respective states.

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