Govt: E-passes for delivery guys to ease supply woes
As part of its efforts to fix supply side issues of essential commodities, the state Government on Friday announced it was launching 'e-pass' for essential services.
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Chennai bans delivery of cooked food
Kitchen operators and delivery aggregators who spoke to ET said more states are placing restrictions on their services during the 21-day lockdown despite the Union government’s guidelines categorising food delivery under essential services.
Swiggy, Zomato urge customers to move to digital payments
The option is, however, available only for those who have opted for a prepaid order and not cash on delivery.
Ecommerce, takeaway joints face shortage of packaging material
The packaging supply chain is at a standstill as India has halted imports from China — a major hub for plastics — and as local manufacturers struggle with permissions to operate under a lockdown, various executives told.
BigBasket, others to resume delivery services in the capital
BigBasket also issued a statement announcing that they will be restart their services in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Indore, Mumbai, Mysore, Noida, Surat, Vadodara . But as the demand is very high there will be delay in services for upto a week.
State governments start home delivery of milk, fruits, vegetables and groceries
This is aimed at avoiding panic among consumers for essential food items. Twelve thousand vendors have been approved in Uttar Pradesh to home deliver essential commodities, said Devesh Chaturvedi, principal secretary, agriculture, Uttar Pradesh. In the Delhi NCR region Mother Dairy doubled its supplies of fruits and vegetable in its 310 stores to 330 tonnes.
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E-retailers still facing delivery challenges amid coronavirus lockdown
According to a senior industry executive, who did not wish to be named, e-commerce companies are finding it difficult to procure passes for their logistics and delivery staff separately for each state. The person said the process is time-consuming and instead the government can look at alternate mechanisms like digital identity checks.
COVID-19 lockdown: Health Ministry allows doorstep delivery of essential medicines
"The central government is satisfied that retail sale of drugs to doorstep of consumers is essential to meet the requirements of emergency arising due to COVID-19 and in the public interest, it is necessary and expedient to regulate the sale and distribution of drugs for their delivery to consumers," it read.
Punjab government ties with Zomato, Amul, Swiggy, chemists for doorstep supply
Passes were also being issued to authorized vendors for the supply of essential goods, according to DGP Dinkar Gupta, adding that for home delivery of Medicines, in particular, necessary tie-ups are being made with the respective Chemist Associations, so that orders can be taken on phone and home delivery is accordingly undertaken.
Discoms' outstanding dues to power gencos rise nearly 32% to Rs 88,311 cr in January
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