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Activities Allowed By MHA From April 20


After the second phase of lockdown comes into effect and there has been taken a stance to not let the economy to come to a standstill and there is no threat to income stream for most people:


Activities Allowed By MHA From April 20

Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed some of the activities but while exercising caution. Also, these revised and consolidated guidelines shall not be applied for containment zones, as demarcated by States/ UTs/ District administrations.

And if any new area comes as the containment zone then activities in that area shall also be suspended.

Commercial and private establishments

-The only exception will be shops, including ration shops under PDS, dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder, fertilizers, seeds and pesticides. Also, district authorities may work on to encourage home delivery so as to restrict individual movement of people
-Banks, insurance offices, and ATMs including IT vendors for banking operations; Banking Correspondent and ATM operation and cash management agencies.
-Print and electronic media.
-Telecommunications, internet services, broadcasting and cable services. IT and IT enabled Services only (for essential services) and as far as possible to work from home.
-Delivery of all essential goods including food, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment through E-commerce.
-Petrol pumps, LPG, Petroleum and gas retail and storage outlets.
-Power generation, transmission and distribution units and services.
-Capital and debt market services as notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India.
-Cold storage and warehousing services.
-Private security services.
-Data and call centers for Government activities only.
-Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in the field.
-'Custom Hiring Centres (CHC)' related to farm machinery.
-Shops of agriculture machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) and repairs to remain open.
-Shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably at fuel pumps.


Industrial establishments

-All establishments will be closed until May 3
except manufacturing units of essential goods, including drugs, pharmaceutical, medical devices, their raw materials and intermediaries.
-Production units, which require continuous process, after obtaining permission from the State Government.
-Coal and mineral production, transportation, supply of explsives and activities incidental to mining operations.
-Manufacturing and packaging units of Fertilizers, Pesticides and Seeds.
-Tea industry, including plantation with maximum of 50 percent workers.


-All air, rail, roadways services will remain suspended except for transportation of essential goods only;
-inter-state cargo movement for inland and exports;
-relief and evacuation operations;
-movement of LPG, food products, medical supplies, petroleum products;
-intra and inter-state movement of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture/horticulture implements.
-A notable exception is transit arrangements for foreign nationals in India as per SOP.


-Only exceptions are places being used for accommodating tourists and persons stranded due to lockdown, medical and emergency staff, air and sea crew as well as establishments used or earmarked for quarantine facilities.
-A congregation of not more than twenty persons will be permitted.


- Roads
- Building projects
- Irrigation projects
- Industrial projects
- MSME projects in rural areas
- Renewable energy projects
- Continuation of work within city limits where workers are available on site.


- Plumbers
- Motor mechanics
- Electricians
- Carpenters


- Imp offices of central and state governments, local bodies;

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Story first published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 13:38 [IST]
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