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COVID-19: J&K Govt declares list of essential services

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Srinagar, Mar 22: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on Sunday issued a list of essentials services in view of the situation arising due to COVID-19.

In this regard, a list of essential services was issued by the government vide order number  PS/Secy/FCSCA/01/2020.

The order copy reads, “In view of the situation arising due to COVID-19, the following are declared as Essential services within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir”.

“Essential services mentioned in the list include Supply of Groceries (wholesalers and retailers), Supply of Fresh fruits and vegetables (mandies and retailers), Dispensing of Petrol/Diesel at Pumps,  Milk shops and dairies and related products,  Supply of Cattle feed and fodder,  Medicines and other pharmaceuticals (retailers, wholesalers and manufacturing),  Banks and ATMs, Supply of LPG (domestic and commercial),  Health services ( including movement of staff thereof),  Manufacturing of health and medical equipment,  Telecom operators and their designated agencies,” it said.

“The other essentials mentioned include Newspapers, Post offices, Loading and unloading of Wheat and Rice at FCI and State Food depots, Transportation of essential commodities through National and State  Highways (Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene, Milk, Vegetables, Fruits, groceries, FCI supplies etc.,” it added.

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