Margao: Officials from the district administration, senior police officials, and members of the Raia panchayat on Thursday visited the containment zone areas of Arlem and assured the affected people that the grocery items will be provided to them by Friday.
The people residing in the containment zone since last one week were demanding for grocery items before the EID celebration, scheduled on August 1. Some of them also insisted to lift the containment zone so that they can do their shopping.
“We informed the government officials that there is nothing with us to eat. We have not been supplied any grocery items. The government officials have promised to provide us necessary items, but all in vain,’’ explained a middle aged person.
The deputy collector John Fernandes, officials of the mamlatdar S Tendulkar, visited the site and assured the people that they would be given grocery items on Friday.