COVID-19: Rajouri Administration ropes in local entrepreneurs, SHGs for mass production of masks

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/10/2020 9:04:07 PM Jammu and Kashmir

RAJOURI, APRIL 10: As a part of various measures taken by the District Administration for the containment of the COVID-19, District Administration has roped in various local entrepreneurs and Self-Help Groups for the mass production of reusable face-masks.s
Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Nazir Sheikh said that administration has roped in scores of local entrepreneurs and SHGs for mass production of around 6 lacs reusable face-masks which would be made as per the set-guidelines and all the raw material is being provided to the SHGs for the production of the same.
He said that a District Level Task Force Committee has been constituted for placing orders, collection and distribution of the masks and Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj has been nominated as the Nodal Agency for the same.
He said as per the order, one mask shall be provided to each member of the household including pension beneficiaries, old age homes, orphanages and children homes and the distribution of the masks will be made through Block COVID AMCs and Panchayat COVID AMCs constituted by the Government.
Deputy Commissioner further appealed to the public to follow the advisories issued by the Administration to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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