Continuing the series of measures taken up in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Chhattisgarh government on Tuesday declared that commodities distributed through PDS, milling of paddy, supply of diesel, petrol and LPG along with other service providing businesses will be included in the list of essential services.
The state food and civil supplies department has said these necessary commodities and services will fall under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
Provisions, including all the materials distributed through the PDS (public distribution system) and services necessary for the procurement and storage of gunny bags, insecticides, and its distribution have also been included as the essential services.
Similarly, the foodgrains and other commodities distributed through the PDS, loading-unloading, decentralized procurement scheme to procure paddy milling and storage loading-unloading and transport, rice mills involved in paddy milling, notified petrol, diesel, C.N.G. pumps, LPG both commercial and household are also included in the essential services.
This apart, other services which can be declared by the district collectors as essential, will also be included in the list of essential services.