India Lockdown Guideline: Complete list of essential services available during tenure
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening announced a complete lockdown in India to fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19); he also urged that people must not panic as the essential commodities will remain available to the people during the 21-day lockdown.
My fellow citizens,— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 24, 2020
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO PANIC.
Essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available. Centre and various state governments will work in close coordination to ensure this.
Together, we will fight COVID-19 and create a healthier India.
Ministry of Home Affairs is expected has issued guidelines of effective measures and exceptions to the essential services during this 21-day lockdown. There will also be an MHA 24/7 hotline to assist states during this period.
Here is a complete list of essential commodities that will remain available during the lockdown
Shops: Ration shops dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder. (District authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimise the movement of individuals outside their homes)
Financial services: Banks, insurance offices and ATMs.
Media: Print and electronic media
Communications: Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services. IT and IT-enabled services only essential services - work from home as much as possible
Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through e-commerce
Petrol pumps, LPG and petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets
Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services
Capital and debt market services as notified by SEBI
Cold storage and warehousing services
Private security services