Urban local bodies take on role of providing essentials

The Hindu|April 09, 2020

Urban local bodies take on role of providing essentials
Chennai Corporation to offer mobile Amma Unavagam service
T. RAMAKRISHNAN

Urban local bodies in the State are seeking to don new roles that include providing vegetables and facilitating supply of groceries to people reeling under the impact of COVID-19.

The Chennai Corporation is even planning to offer a mobile service of Amma Unavagam. “We have procured three vehicles and will be rolling out soon,” said G. Prakash, Corporation Commissioner. Conscious of the fact that biosafety protocols have to be observed, he expressed hope that once the service was launched, it would be “a big hit.”

Urban local bodies have also started operating mobile vegetable shops, thanks to their arrangement with local traders. One vehicle has been arranged for every ward. The service has been on for the last four to five days.

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April 09, 2020