Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the government is committed to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential goods to the public. In a series of tweets, the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry said, "Had a video conference with stakeholders from e-commerce & logistics industry regarding the issues faced due to #COVID2019 lockdown & discussed measures to resolve them."
"We are committed to ensuring that essential goods reach the people in the most convenient and safest manner."
The meet was attended by representatives from Snapdeal, Shopclues, Flipkart and others.
Earlier in the day, the Centre set up a control room to monitor the status of transportation along with delivery of goods, manufacturing and essential commodities to the public.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has set up the control room to monitor "real time" basis the status of delivery. The facility will also monitor the difficulties being faced by various stakeholders during the lockdown period.
"In the event of any manufacturing, transporter, distributor, wholesaler or e-commerce companies facing ground level difficulties in transport and distribution of goods or mobilization of resources, the same may be informed to this Department...," the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had said in a statement.