Agri Minister convenes meeting to ensure smooth passage of essential commodities

Rangpo, 05 Apr [IPR]: Agriculture Minister Lok Nath Sharma chaired a meeting at Rangpo today to ensure smooth passage of vehicles loaded with essential commodities and relief materials to every godown and identified locations in all districts at the earliest.

Following proper guidelines of social distancing, the meeting was attended by the Managing Director SIMFED Pawan Awasthi, Chief Medical officer (CMO) District Hospital Singtam Dr T Laden, SDPO Rangpo Kushal Gazmer, SDM Rangpo Prem Kamal Rai, Joint Secretary Chief Minister's Office Deepen Sharma, Police Inspector Rangpo Kessang D Bhutia, General Manager SIMFED (ICS) DR Dewan, General Manager (P/A) Yogesh Gurung, and General Manager (F/A) Sherap Bhutia.

The Minister discussed the various aspects and challenges being dealt with at the gateway of Sikkim and urged the officials to follow the correct procedure to identify and allow SIMFED and other designated vehicles carrying relief materials and essential commodities like vegetables, rice, potato, oil, pulses etc. after completing all precautionary measures, so that the beneficiaries will be availed notified facilities at the earliest.

He also applauded the relentless efforts of every official and staff working at the Check post and further encouraged them to continue their proactive services with utmost sincerity to save the state from COVID-19.