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Chinchinim VP gearing up to help senior citizens with essentials

Chinchinim VP gearing up to help senior citizens with essentials

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25 Mar 2020 No comment 24 hits

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Chinchinim panchayat has begun the task to prepare inventory of available food and essential items even as the panchayat submits list of over 200 senior citizens who need supplies.

The village panchayat has identified 45 senior citizens in Dandea waddo alone while concerns loom over disruption of supply chain as provisional stores fail to cope up with panic buying over the announcement of lockdown by the government.

Speaking to this daily, the deputy sarpanch Valentino Baretto said the panchayat has already sent a list of over 200 senior citizens, most of whom live alone, through the BDO. The panchayat has also been in touch with a leading retail super market chain, however, due to panic buying the stocks are exhausted.

He said that “we are monitoring the situation even as the supermarket is expecting the stocks to arrive from Thursday.” He said that the supermarket will then start supply of essentials through home delivery service.

In Sarzora, the village panchayat has identified around 86 senior citizens even as uncertainty continues over delivery of essential commodities to the villagers. The sarpanch Sabita Mascarenhas said “We have followed all instructions but now the people are asking questions over supply of essential commodities and we have no answers.”

She said the government should have planned well in advance before taking drastic steps as questions will now arise as to when will the senior citizens get the essential commodities.

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