There's no point of social distancing if people flock up at vegetable markets in the name of essentials. To battle this situation, our government has joined hands with the Agriculture and Marketing departments to start Mobile Rythu Bazars.
The idea is to ensure fruits and vegetables are available to people near their homes, so they don't have to venture out in crowds. For that, residents could call on 7330733212 to register their locality or apartment for the Mobile Rythu Bazaar. From Erragadda to Jubilee Hills, Khairtabad, and Moosapet, over 170 Mobile Rythu Bazaars were introduced for about 300 locations.
Convenient and timely, this received good response as the essentials weren't drastically pricey, as compared to regular markets. Social distancing and self-isolation is the need of the hour and such a service during this lockdown period is amazing to ensure we stay safe at home.
This report was first published in The Hindu. You can read the full report here.