KOCHI: The Kerala Excessive Court docket on Thursday directed the Lakshadweep administration to file a press release explaining the measures already taken through the lockdown interval, to make sure enough provide of rice and different provisions to the residents, both freed from price or on cost foundation. It additionally sought particulars of the extra measures, if any, proposed to make sure provide of adequate rice and different objects.
A Division Bench comprising Justice Anil Ok Narendran and Justice Ziyad Rahman A A issued the order on a petition filed by Nasih Ok Ok of Amni island in search of a directive to the Centre and Lakshadweep Administration to offer meals kits to the needy islanders and switch money into their account till the lockdown was lifted.
In response to the petitioner, a number of the islanders couldn’t afford to purchase meals attributable to joblessness and the non-availability of things following the extension of curfew and lockdown. “They have been going through hunger. With journey curbs in place, NGOs couldn’t come and supply succour to the islanders,” mentioned the petitioner.
S Manu, counsel for the Lakhadsweep administration, mentioned there had been no hunger on the Lakdswadweep islands as adequate portions of meals are being distributed to the islanders beneath numerous central schemes.