Dehradun, Apr 23: Uttarakhand Congress has launched a coronavirus-related app to reach out to people who need help from the state administration amid the lockdown.
Uttarakhand state Congress leader Manish Khanduri, who was the first to come up with the idea, told PTI that the app called the Devbhoomi Seva App has been developed in collaboration with the firm Value First which has developed similar app for the Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh governments.
The app has been launched to reach out to help people from Uttarakhand stranded outside the state and waiting to return home but stuck due to the lockdown restrictions. The app also helps those in the state who are not getting enough supplies of essentials or protective masks in the state, said Khanduri.
Here’s the link to download the app: https://tinyurl.com/DevBhoomiSeva
The idea to launch the app originated following complaints that several government helplines were virtually non-functional, Khanduri said. “Our effort is to reach out to people and take their problems to the administration so that a solution is found,” he said.
Though the pandemic situation in Uttarakhand is better when compared to other states, the fight against coronavirus cannot be halted for some more time, he noted. ” We need to be both cautious and vigilant,” said Khanduri, the son of BJP veteran and former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri.