Tough road ahead, economy gears up for limited restart
NEW DELHI: Several key sectors of the economy are expected to begin operations from Monday as the Centre has given its nod for a limited start to jumpstart activities in some segments but industry representatives say it would be a tough task given the lack of public transport and several other restrictions such as movement of inter-state labour.
Last week, the C�ٻ���Ʊ��¼entre announced limited resumption of economic activity outside Covid-19 containment zones, particularly in industrial zones and rural areas. It said all facilities involved in supply of essential goods, shops dealing in food and groceries would be allowed to resume operations as well as all goods traffic for essential goods.
Industries outside city limits, units in SEZs, industrial estates and townships and export-oriented units have also been permitted to start their units but with strict conditions and in compliance with social distancing norms.
Courier, services by self-employed such as plumbers, electricians, carpenters, IT repair as well as construction of roads, buildings and irrigation projects have been allowed. To restart farming, the Centre has allowed harvesting, procurement, mandi operations and inter-state movement of agri machinery.
The mega jobs programme MGNREGA with priority for irrigation and water conservation has been allowed to provide relief to workers in rural areas. IT and IT-enabled services at 50% capacity, IT and hardware manufacturing have been permitted while food processing outside municipal limits and production of packaging material, jute industry, brick kilns have been permitted among a raft of other segments.
All health services and social sector to remain functional while public utilities will operate with any obstacles. The supply chain of essential goods to operate without any hindrance and important offices of central and state governments and local bodies will remain open with the required staff strength.
Educational institutions will remain shut and emphasis is on online teaching. Air, rail and bus travel will also remain closed while hotels, restaurants, malls, cinema halls, gyms will remain closed as well as all religious places.
The move to reboot some segments of the economy has been fast-tracked by the devastating impact of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak on jobs and growth. Several assessments have shown a severe dent on the economy and growth estimates have ranged from 1.5 to 2.8% depending on the extent and duration of the virus outbreak.
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The first industry right now India should focus on producing mass quantities of PPEs (masks and other needed items) quickly as the world's dire need of them. That will bring large amount of foreign currency to India !!!
This is the time when two child policy should be imposed with incentive to one child
Corona continues to expand despite lockdown...............Great things are talked about in speeches, but the general public is not getting any relief !
all money launder are high caste peoples, their aims are how settle in America and western countries. demonetation has lost 200 million jobs. unscientific lockdown leads to more 200 million jobs.
Our economy had already been destroyed by demonetization and GST. Corona is the icing on the cake.
Economy was already in paralysis thanks to the visionary Modi who did nothing in these 6 years for economy and destroyed it from top to bottom , now it is thrown from roof
Now it's clear that media is also hand in glove with center.
With suspension of Train and local transport services, economy may not restart significantly
We heard the news that UAE wants all Indian workers to leave the country at the earliest because of Covid-19 if it is true then how can they travel as there are no flights.
Japan has no lockdown and its economy is thriving, people are happy, everything is normal there.
this limited reopening will never work. Government is unnecessarily holding things back...people need to start working.
Our country is like a cow whose legs are tied up so that cannot go far away.
Md Abu Musha
An appropriate gesture from the central government. India needs to restart everything to recover the loss, but this will take a little more time to maintain everything on the track. The most excellent thing is that we have a non-corrupt central government. Under the guidance of PM, Modi, India will come back with a good future.
Lockdown is no solution in country like india.
Why spectacles and contact lenses outlets closed? I need to replenish contact lenses.
Roads are always tough, but with a good n great leader, india can do wonders
Make mask wearing compulsory and allow offices to function. Else working class people will be on streets without any salary.
ivanshika reddy kandakatla
Modiji is there country men.he will make the economy running.nothing to worry
The relaxation is due to severe economic compulsions.
exactly, then the lockdown was uneccessary...
economy will be recover�ٻ���Ʊ��¼ed soon.
it's a good beginning and starting of a day after lockdown, hope coronavirus settle down soon so poor and needy families can run their normal routine and daily needs.