COVID19: Here are 16 services Govt has declared essential in J&K

Srinagar, Mar 22 : The government on Sunday issued a list of essentials services that can remain open during the curbs aimed to prevent the deadly Coronavirus from spreading.

A list of essential services was issued by government of Jammu and Kashmir vide order number  PS/Secy/FCSCA/01/2020.

“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

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.

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