Mamata warns of action against officials stopping vegetable vendors

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Kolkata, March 25 | West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned state government officials that action would be taken against them if they tried to stop vegetable vendors and personnel engaged in home delivery of essentials during the ongoing lockdown to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus infection.

“I have instructed all police stations to permit home delivery of essential commodities. Vegetable vendors cannot be stopped. If the government order is not obeyed, action will be taken against administrative officials,” she said.

Banerjee also drew on the board how people should remain within a safety line to maintain social distancing outside shops selling essentials.

Later, in a tweet, city police commissioner Anuj Sharma urged people to maintain social distancing and said “We have marked safety lines for buyers in markets and shops. Please, obey”.

Banerjee also instructed the police to make available food for those who were going hungry due to the lockdown.

“If you come across anybody who has nothing to eat, please inform the Block Development Officer or the police. They will arrange to deliver food to their homes”.

The Chief Minister also requested pavement dwellers to shift to night shelters where police would arrange food for them.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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