SILCHAR: It has been a multiple responsibility for the Cachar district administration to act and implement measures to make available necessary needs of people during the critical period. The selling of fruits and vegetables to people at reasonable price in coordination with the department of agriculture has been yet a remarkable step. After suspension of the move in the wake of sudden spurt in positive cases for a limited time, the operation has been resumed from Sunday in the five containment zones. Appointed vendors with fruits and vegetables sell them from the fixed places at the entry and exit points of the containment areas.
People of the five containment zones cannot move beyond the boundary of their areas to prevent the spread of the pandemic virus. This has come as a great relief to the people. Before the arrival of the vendors, the personnel of Deputy Director of Information and Public Relations made announcement about the arrangements for selling green vegetables and fruits in the two containment areas of Chirukandi and Pechardohor near this town, much to the satisfaction and relief of the locked up inhabitants.
The vendors did brisk business in selling vegetables and fetched revenue of Rs 30,000 from the two areas in presence of L I Singh, District Agriculture officer, and Assistant Agriculture Marketing officer, Nurul Islam. Services in other three containment zones will be taken up as affirmed by L I Singh. During the purchase and payment, social distancing was maintained by people in queue with masks. As reported earlier, the return of pilgrims from Ajmer Sharif led to the sudden rise in positive cases.