New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh Government has passed on orders related to subsidized ration. According to the order, the subsidized or free food grains at all fair price shops will be given only to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The order was released by the Food and Civil Supplies Department on November 7, 2021. The order said, “Beneficiaries are hereby informed that to draw the benefit of the scheme both doses of vaccine is compulsory”.
The decision has been taken to promote vaccines in the leftover areas and remove hesitancy. Earlier, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said that all citizens who have taken the first dose but skipped the second dose should come forward to get vaccinated.
After which, several district administrations and traders have come up with innovative measures for improving vaccination coverage in their respective areas.
The administration of the State’s commercial capital Indore has barred entry into several popular spots to those who have not taken the vaccine. Some of the spots include zoos and Malls.
Similarly, Petrol Pumps in Gwalior have refused to provide fuel if you don’t have a digital screenshot of the certificate opened in your phone at the time of refuel.
On 19th November, Madhya Pradesh inoculated around 3.51 lakh vaccine doses, taking the tally to 7.62 crores vaccine doses given in the State so far. The current drive is to get the second dose of vaccine to all those eligible by December 31. Hence, these measures are being taken out.
Whereas, MP has also decided to remove all restrictions as active cases in the state are just 78 now. The govt. has declared it as an endemic. However, said the restrictions will return when the considered amount of cases comes again.