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Assam Police to issue Essential Service Passes through the local police during lockdown

Assam Police to issue Essential Service Passes through the local police during lockdown

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 March 2020 8:08 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: To facilitate movement and delivery of essential items, Assam Police will be issuing Essential Service Passes through the local Police.

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The State government has spelt it out in clear terms that any violation of the 21-day lockdown that began from midnight on Tuesday is punishable under the Disaster Management Act. The government has also assured the people of the State that there won’t be any dearth of essential commodities in the State during the lockdown.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, State Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said, “Those who’ve come from outside the State have been stamped on their hands. They’ve also been asked to keep themselves home quarantined. All Deputy Commissioners (DCs) have been asked to monitor this. Village Defence Parties (VDPs), gaonburhas and ASHA workers have also been observing them. If they come out of their houses, stringent action will be taken against them under the Disaster Management Act.”

Barring essential services, if anybody violates the lockdown, he/she will only invite unnecessary peril for them.

On the availability of essential commodities in the State, the Chief Secretary said, “We’ve 3,09,000 metric tonnes (MT) of rice in stock – enough for three months. Apart from the present stock of pulses in the State, 10,000 MT is set to be supplied by the NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd); 5,000 MT of sugar is also coming to the State. While 12 train rakes of essential commodities have already arrived in Tinsukia on Wednesday, similar number of rakes of such commodities are set to arrive on Thursday.”

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