New Delhi: Taking seriously the hurdles in the way of transportation of all essential commodities along with food items, the Union Home Secretary sent a letter to the Chief Secretaries of all the states. In a letter to the states and union territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has said in a strong word that "the ministry came to know that trucks carrying essential commodities are being stopped in some parts of the country."
The central government has warned the states that if the same situation continues, then there may be a shortage of essential commodities. Similarly, in some parts of the country, cold storage and warehousing are not allowed. At the same time, workers working in factories are not being given as much requirement as they need. In addition, the pass or authorized letters given by one state for the movement of trucks and laborers refuse to be considered officials of other states.
Due to these reasons, the transportation of essential commodities has been interrupted during lockdown. The Ministry of Home Affairs has given clear instructions that uninterrupted operation of trucks filled with essential and non-essential items should be allowed provided the driver has a certified driving license.