Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting with the senior officers of the State Government today reviewed the situation of essential commodities, stock of plant protection material and horticulture input and also role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in effective implementation of Active Case Finding Campaign launched in the State from today under which health workers would provide information regarding symptoms of COVID-19 to the people at their door steps.Chief Minister said that the Department of Food and Civil Supplies Corporation must ensure adequate stock of essential commodities in open markets to facilitate the people. He said that efforts should also be made to ensure buffer stock in civil supplies corporation’s depots. He said that special thrust should be laid on checking, hoarding and profiteering and strict action must be taken against the violators.Jai Ram Thakur said that steps must be taken to have adequate stock of pulses as the same has to be procured from other States. He said that the officers should also keep liaisoning with big whole sellers so that the supply chain was not interrupted. He also directed the officers to provide adequate ration to nomad Gaddi and Gujjars.Chief Minister directed the officers of Horticulture Department to ensure door to door or atleast village wise supply of pesticides and other plant protection material to the horticulturists. He said that efforts must be made to ensure time bound supply of bee colonies and anti hail nets to the horticulturists.
He said that out of the 1.81 lakh plants to be distributed to the farmers over one lakh have been distributed during the last three days and the remaining would be distributed during the next three days. He also asked the officers to expedite supply of anti hail nets from State of Gujarat.Chief Minister directed the Panchayati Raj Department to educate the people particularly in rural areas regarding social distancing and preventive measures for checking corona virus. He said that the Panchayati Raj Institutions functionaries should give their wholehearted support to visit house to house of the village and take health information of every person and share it with the department through Google form so that persons reaching the villages from other parts could be medically examined.Jai Ram Thakur said that smooth movement of fodder should also be ensured so that there was no scarcity of fodder in the State. He said that special thrust must be given on ensuring adequate supply of fodder to Gausadans situated in various parts of the State. He said that NGOs should also be involved in supply of fodder.Chief Secretary Anil Kumar Khachi, Additional Chief Secretaries Sanjay Gupta and Manoj Kumar, Principal Secretaries Jagdish Sharma and Sanjay Kundu, Secretaries Dr. R.N. Batta and Amitabh Awasthi, Managing Director, H.P. Civil Supplies Corporation Manasi Sahay Thakur, Director Food and Civil Supplies Abid Husain Sadiq, Director Horticulture MM Sharma, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Priyadarshini and other senior officers also attended the meeting.