Vegetable in Dima Hasao
People purchase vegetable in Dima Hasao in presence of police. Image credit - Northeast Now

Amid countrywide lockdown, vegetables were sold at five different points at Haflong, the district headquarters of Dima Hasao district in Assam on Sunday.

As directed by the Assam government, the Dima Hasao district administration in consultation with the NC Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) EM in charge of food and civil supplies, Ngamrothang Hmar, made a schedule for distribution of vegetables at localities of various areas.

Starting from Sunday, the vegetables were sold at five different points in Haflong at different timings through three mobile vans.

The vans were arranged in coordination with the Haflong Market Association.

“The locations will keep on changing each day so as to make the selling points accessible to people residing in different localities,” said a government press release.

During vegetable selling, the ‘social distancing’ norm of minimum 1 meter was strictly maintained under the supervision of executive magistrate-cum-nodal officer, COVID-19, Ibon Teron along with EM Hemanga Nobis, police and officials of food & civil supply department.

“The surveillance teams have identified 427 numbers of people for home quarantine till date,” the press statement said.

The medical team is constantly working on making adequate arrangements of all medical supplies, beds and medicines in case of probable outbreak of COVID-19 in Dima Hasao, it added.

Pankaj Kr Deb

Pankaj Kumar Deb is Northeast Now Correspondent in Haflong. He can be reached at: pankajhaflong@gmail.com