With an aim to maintain smooth supply of essential commodities across the Country, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla held a crucial meeting with representatives of retail trade, e-commerce companies on Wednesday along with those of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and ensured that there should not be any problem to traders of essential commodities and the people in general.
CAIT General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that smooth supply of essential commodities across Country under national lockdown is a very contentious issue and it’s a matter of satisfaction that Government is alive to this critical issue and very keen to resolve the matter with assistance of stakeholders.
Khandelwal said that we have raised various important issues regarding regular movement of atleast essential commodities so that the citizens may not suffer in the troubled times. “We have also raised the issue of supply of raw materials for production of essential commodities, supply from manufacturer to wholesaler and wholesalers to retailers and from retailers to consumers,” he said
“Besides, the issue regarding safety of essential commodity traders and to prevent any possible harassment was also raised. We have also requested for the transport sector to be included in the discussions and stressed their important role in maintaining logistical support to the entire nation. Several other important matters and issues regarding smooth functioning of the entire supply chain across India for essential commodities,” he added.
However, the Government officials told us that all the necessary steps will be taken in a manner which will not dilute the impact of the lockdown which has been imposed nationwide by the Prime Minister to tackle the deadly Covid-19 Virus.