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Bhubaneswar Kalita of BJP pledges Rs 1 cr 10 lakh towards fighting coronavirus pandemic

Bhubaneswar Kalita of BJP pledges Rs 1 cr 10 lakh towards fighting coronavirus pandemic

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 March 2020 11:55 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Bhubaneswar Kalita of BJP has pledged Rs 1 crore 10 lakh towards fighting coronavirus pandemic that has caused India to go on a lockdown for 21 days.

He sent out a tweet on this:

https://twitter.com/BKalitaAssam/status/1243026206930481152

Star wrestler Bajrang Punia has donated his six months salary towards fight against coronavirus pandemic which has claimed nine lives so far in India.

“I have donated my six months’ salary towards relief fund for COVID-19 patients set up by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar,” Punia, who works with the Railways as an officer on special duty (OSD) said in a tweet. He also called upon people to make contributions towards the “Haryana corona relief fund.”

The 2019 World Championship bronze medallist also earned praise from Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, who said it was a laudable effort.

The whole country is under a 3 week lockdown to fight coronavirus pandemic.

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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