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Grocery stores, fruit & vegetable marts to open in Indore between 6 AM to 12 noon today onwards

The District Collector issued a revised order late on Tuesday night, to waive off the prohibition.

The Jabalpur Bench of MP High Court has awarded relaxations to unlock grocery stores, fruits and vegetables markets from today in Indore, with certain restrictions. This verdict comes in view of a petition filed here, regarding the district imposed shutdown of the same on May 20. As per reports, the District Collector issued a revised order late on Tuesday night, to waive off the prohibition.

District administration eases shutdown restrictions in Indore

Several services were included under the garb of the restrictions imposed in Indore on May 20, ahead of its phased unlock, from June 1. The shutdown also prohibited the sale of vegetables, fruits and grocery until May 28 amid the rising threat of COVID infection and regulation of other essential services as per the pandemic protocols. While people suffered at the hand of these curfew guidelines, a person named Chanchal Gupta filed a petition at the Jabalpur High Court for a review, reportedly.

The petitioner highlighted in the court that fruits and vegetables are included in the diet of thousands of patients suffering and recovering from the coronavirus. A ban on these services has mounted another problem for the pandemic-stricken. Consequently, the High Court directed the administration to ensure proper arrangement with respect to the sale of fruits, vegetables and ration in line with pandemic caution.

The court has further stated that these services must operate for five days a week, so that city dwellers and small vendors do not face any added hardships. Streamlined with this, a district order permitted to unlock grocery shops and initiate home delivery of fruits and ration supplies from today. Vegetable and fruit handcarts are also allowed to function in Indore. All relaxations will be allowed from 6 AM to 12 noon only.

On the other hand, roadside sale of fruits and vegetables and wholesale of groceries in Siyaganj, Malharganj, Malwa Mill, Cantonment and other places will remain shut. Big mandis (markets) will continue to remain shut and distribution of milk will continue as before, the Collector announced.

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