#Lockdown: Govt Allows Movement Of All Goods Across India; Sanitary Pads, Diapers Added To Essential Items
In a big move towards consumers’ benefit, and FMCG companies, Govt of India has now allowed movement of all goods: both essential and non-essential.
Movement Of All Goods Allowed: Both Essential and Essential
This decision by Govt will help FMCG firms to quickly distribute their existing stock, and help them stop the losses. Ever since nation-wide lockdown has been announced, manufacturers were not able to transport non-essential goods, which had led to huge losses for them.
Now, Govt. has removed the distinction between essential and non-essential goods, and thus, allowed all type of transportation across India.
Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has said that these new changes have been incorporated as addendum in the consolidated guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act. This will remove all legal hassles related with the movement of goods in Idnia.
Consumers will also get benefitted by this move, since they can now seamlessly get all products from their nearby grocery stores, and via online orders. Non-delivery of important goods, which were not classified under essentials had created a sort of panic, and people were seen hoarding them.
This will certainly stop now.
Another big beneficiary from this decison will be food processing companies. For example dairy companies were not able to procure packaging materials, due to the locks. This will now ease, and enable smooth transportation of all goods, both essential and non-essential across the nation.
These Items Added To Essential Goods List
Meanwhile Govt has listened to the outcry and panic, triggered due to the lockdown, and has now added more items to the essential goods list.
These items are: hygiene products such as hand washes, soaps, disinfectants, body wash, shampoos, surface cleaners, detergents and tissue papers, toothpaste, oral care, sanitary pads and diapers, battery cells, chargers.
This will help seamless movement of these goods, and also seamless availability across grocery stores and super markets.
Besides, Govt has also allowed export and import of goods, which has not been banned due to the coronavirus outbreak.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.