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COVID curbs lead to shortage of essentials in Himachal

Shimla/Hamirpur (HP): Himachal Pradesh residents are facing shortage of various types of items including milk, curd and bread as all shops and other business establishments across the state were closed for two days from Saturday.

Situation has reached such a pass in some parts of the state that those selling milk, bread and eatable items have also closed their shops as a measure to break the CORONA chain.

The non arrival of milk from the nearby states of Punjab and Haryana has also caused problems to the sellers and the buyers both and people were seen running here and there for getting the milk for their daily needs but without any result.

Reports reaching here from various parts of the state also revealed that at many places vegetables and fruits were also not available as there was an acute shortage of vegetables with the sellers for non arrival of vegetables from the Punjab mandis due to the corona problem on one side and heavy raining conditions on other that had caused widespread damage to the vegetables crops.

Meanwhile, a strong demand for supplying essential items to the people through government owned agencies on the analogy of the last year has also come from the people.

It’s worth mentioning here that people used to get essential goods including milk, bread and butter from the vehicles engaged by the concerned administration to supply these items to their doorsteps and that had proved to be highly successful.

On other hand, the district administration of Hamirpur has appealed to the functionaries of the Panchayati raj institutions to send the details of the people entering into their areas from the worst affected areas of Delhi, Karnataka and other southern states and tell them to go in for Home quarantine with strict SOP’s issued to them in wake of the upsurge in the COVID-19 activities in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner of Hamirpur, Debasweta Banik has been personally monitoring the situation and has given a clarion call to the people to obey the COVID-19 guidelines in totality for their own benefits as the present virus was more dangerous than the previous one.

She has assured the people that the administration would provide them all sorts of help and no shortage of any item would be allowed to develop due to the spreading of the virus.

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