EoDB division of ASSAR to propose help GoI, with Manual for quarantined delivery

80% people stopped by police on roads mentioned groceries pickup as reason. We all are worried about their essential supplies, keeping physical shops open for essential items is not helping and also dilutes lockdown purpose, if rush overpowered physical distance protocols. Urgent need to confer with online platforms like amazon, bigbasket, bigbazaar, reliancefresh, and others to fully activate their online portals for all essential items sabji, milk, groceries etc and ensure proper practices of safeguards and security escort for their delivery to people’s doorstep.

Then at least everybody in densely populated cities could be forced to stay home except emergency workers and we might succeed in fighting the virus. Benefits : Govt would have control over pricing, black-marketing would not be possible, any subsidy or waiver can be implied easily through vendors, delivery people already have ID cards to show police at check-post, any raw or perishable material which is stuck somewhere due to lockdown can be bought by these distributors to bring in main stream supply and list of covered items can be sourced from local vendors too at a temporary local distribution point for delivery as per orders placed from nearby app users.

PS: To be shared with MoCI, NITI Aayog, MoHFW and MHA tomorrow for consideration, shared for inputs. Please put your suggestions and operational challenges in comments, we shall include it in handbook and operational manuals if necessary.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Few Points May be added
    E-commerce failing due to 2 reasons
    1Staffs cannot come due to lock in.
    There is rarely provision of Stay facility.
    2 Same way Vendors failing to arrange supply due to non availability of staff.
    Provision should be available for pick up & drop or stay.
    3 Police may distribute residential pass 1 / family.100 %restriction is near impossible in country like us but we can regulate with control.
    4 if panic of short supply cannot be removed then public will over power road out of fear & hunger. Govt cannot use force then to escalate more caos.
    5 local MLA/ Councillor may arrange complex or locality based supply for grocery / veg / egg etc with integration of Bigbazar , Spencer etc.
    6.Para medics must be involved & trained as we have very few Doctors.
    7 Essential Service Providers are being harassed by Police. This in turn will make people run to road for amenities.Distric adminstration should arrange transportation for them or issue Pass with help of local PS .
    These are few instant thought came to mind.

  2. Good thoughts & seems to be practical too. But what about daily wage workers? They feed himself/ herself on basis of daily earning, how they will survive for 03 weeks without job? I think identifying such people & providing Anaaj( uncook materials) for 03 weeks needed either by Government, NGO or local society. #IndiaFightBackCovid19

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