New Delhi: The central government has banned Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government's ambitious 'Ghar-Ghar Ration Scheme'.
The 'Ghar-Ghar Ration Scheme'. was to be implemented a week later. The Arvind Kejriwal government had made this plan to provide ration to 72 lakh people at their homes.
According to Delhi government sources, the central government has said that its approval has not been taken for this scheme.
It is worth noting that earlier, the Center had also objected to the name of the ration scheme, saying that this scheme comes under the National Food Security Act of the Center. Any change in this can only be done by the Parliament and not the state.
Therefore, the Delhi government can neither change the name of this scheme nor can it associate it with anyone else. After this, the Delhi government changed the name of the scheme from 'Mukhyamantri Ghar-Ghar Ration' scheme to 'Ghar-Ghar Ration' scheme.
Lockdown extended in Delhi
On Saturday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced during a digital press conference that the lockdown will continue for a week beyond June 7, but markets will open and Delhi Metro will also start operating.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also announced that offices are being opened from Monday. In government offices, officers belonging to categories class I and above will come with 100% capacity. Staff below this will register 50 percent attendance, while in private offices, 50 percent employees will be allowed to attend. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to all private offices to get their employees to work under work from home.
During the digital press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said that the cases of corona infection have come down now, the infection rate has been below one percent for the last few days.
"In such a situation, the organizations associated with the market are in favor of opening the market. Many proposals have come to him that the market should be allowed to be opened with strict rules. Markets in Delhi have been closed for more than a month. The lockdown is ending at 5 am on Monday morning," he said.
Earlier on Saturday, a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority was held under the leadership of the Delhi LG. It has been decided in this that markets and goods will be opened with strict rules. Half the shops will open on one day and half the shops will open on the second day. Markets will open only from 8 am to 10 pm. After this night curfew will be implemented.
Big announcement of Arvind Kejriwal
- Shops will open on odd-even basis
- Class one officers will attend office
- Private offices can be opened with 50 percent staff.
- Delhi Metro will run at 50% capacity
- The markets will be open from 8 am to 10 pm.
Arvind Kejriwal holds meetings with experts, officials
Arvind Kejriwal said that in view of the possible third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a meeting was held with experts and then officials on Friday.
"We discussed preparations. It came to the fore in the meeting that if the third wave comes, we will need 37 thousand beds. Accordingly, beds will be prepared, availability of oxygen will be made. 420 metric tonnes of oxygen should be kept ready for Delhi. 25 tankers are being procured for supply. 64 oxygen plants are being set up. Adequate arrangements are being made for medicines," he said.