India Plans Partial Lockdown Exit to Restart : Indian Stalled Economy
Updated: Apr 28, 2020
According to the recent report, Government has decided to lift Partial Lockdown in order to restart the Stalled Economy of the country. Some of the industries in Rural Areas, E-Commerce, IT and Farming will be allowed to continue their operation after April 20. This guidelines came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown till May 3. These restrictions would be relaxed after April 20 in the least infected parts of India. The government also allow the construction of buildings and roads in rural areas in order to safe the peoples of labour community from hunger and the manufacturing unit of IT hardware to reduce the distress of millions during the prolonged lockdown to slow the spread of Covid-19 virus. All the states will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the peoples and to ensure the social distancing between them. These exemptions won’t apply to the hotspots areas with a large number of Covid-19 cases or showing a rapid rise in Covid-19 infection.
What’s Not Allowed
All the Shopping Malls, Cinema Halls, Education and Training Institutes, Places of Workship will remain closed. Travel By any means (i.e. air, rail or by road) are stopped. Apart from this all the Industrial and Commercial Activities where there could be large gathering are not permitted.
Government New Guidelines Plans For Partial Lockdown
1. Industries operating in the rural areas will be allowed to open after strict social distancing norms. Agricultural and its related activities will resume fully to generate their jobs for daily wagers.
2. The inter-state transport of goods for essential and non-essential items, will be allowed to open after April 20. All from this all the dhabas on the highway, truck repair shops and call centres for government activities can reopen from April 20.
3. All the manufacturing units of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals can also be reopen from April 20.
4. All the coal, mineral and oil production industries will also be allowed to reopen after April 20.
5. All the works under MNREGA, with priority to irrigation and water conservation works and operation of rural Common Service Centres will be allowed to reopen after April 20. These activities will create job opportunities for migrant labour force and rural labour force.
6. All the banks, ATMs, debt and capital markets as notified by SEBI and different insurance companies will also remain functional, to provide credit support and liquidity to the industrial sectors.
8. All the important offices of State and Central Governments and local bodies will also resume their daily work with required strength.
9. All the shopping malls, education and training institutes, cinema halls, places of workship will remain closed till lockdown. Apart from this all means of transport (i.e. air, rail or road) will remain suspended till lockdown.
10. All the industrial and commercial activities where there could be large gathering are not permitted.
11. All the industries are asked to provide dormitories for their workers in or nearby factories premises.
12. Jute and packaging material units are allowed to reopen after April 20.
13. Government has also remove restriction from E-commerce sectors and allow them to sell mobile phones and all other electronic items such as refrigerators, televisions, air conditioners, and coolers online.
All these relaxations are currently allowed in areas which are not Hotspots for Covid-19 infection.