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Lockdown 2.0: Economy gets a look-in; some relief for farming, industry

New guidelines do not put any limit on production but have left the decision of opening establishments to states

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Paramedical staff of a Jammu hospital wait their turn for Covid-19 tests to be conducted on them.

Jyoti Mukul New Delhi
The Union government, faced with the conflict between checking the pandemic and preventing the economy from skidding, has allowed business activities in a restricted manner. This has been done primarily with the intention of “rural and agricultural development and job creation”. 

Prohibition will not be entirely lifted in commercial and manufacturing but production units in rural areas, industrial estates, and export zones can reopen if workers stay on their premises or nearby.

Commercial activities in only essential services and commodities will be allowed. Cinema halls, malls, gymnasia, etc will remain closed till May 3.

The new guidelines, notified on Wednesday, do not put

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First Published: Apr 15 2020 | 10:27 PM IST

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