Amitabh Kant

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E-commerce, Grocery Stores Will Operate: Amitabh Kant After Flipkart, Grofers and Big Basket Halt Work

New Delhi: Amid concerns over availability of essential supplies and services after Prime Minister Narendra Modi decreed a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said the government has taken all steps to ensure that supply chain of basic need goods is not broken.

Speaking to CNN-News18, Kant said the home ministry guidelines on what all essential services will remain operational during the lockdown were absolutely clear in an appeal to people not to panic.

“I have spoken personally to chief secretaries of states to make sure supply chain of essentials is not broken. We will keep speaking to district administrations to ensure basic needs like milk, food are provided to citizens,” he said.

Source: News18