Standard Operating Procedure issued for supply of essential goods
March 28, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining supply of essential goods through retail and e-commerce platforms.
According to the SOP, “all facilities in supply of essential goods, whether involved in manufacturing, wholesale or retail of such goods through local stores, large brick and mortar or e-commerce companies should be allowed to operate ensuring strict social distancing.”
These facilities should carry out regular health and sanitation checks of employees and will provide them with protective gear.
It asked the States to open 24/7 control rooms to register complaints and grievances. The SOP covers suppliers of essential goods, including restaurants supplying home delivery of cooked food items.

Source : The Hindu