Exemption in Lockdown By Govt. From Lockdown Restrictions

Exemption from Lockdown: As we know that the countrywide lockdown implemented to stop the spreading of the novel coronavirus has been extended till May 3, and with that come new rules and guidelines that have to be followed by the public, offices, industries and other establishments. Any kind Public transportation has been prohibited during the lockdown. Educational, training, coaching institutions etc. will also remain closed. The central government has released a list of activities that will be permitted to function after April 20, 2020 in certain areas keeping in view the interests of farmers and daily wage earners. All the agricultural and horticultural activities have been allowed fully function. Courier services have also now been allowed and will likely feed into air and rail cargo services, which were also operational during the first phase. Check out the list of activities that are allowed and prohibited during the lockdown effective from 20th April 2020

Lockdown exemption list: Activities allowed with effect from April 20, 2020

  1. All the agricultural and horticultural activities will be allowed fully function.
  2. Farming operations by farmers and farmworkers in field will be funcitional.
  3. Agencies engaged in the procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations will be functional.
  4. Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) or as notified by the State/ UT Government (e.g., satellite mandis) will be functional.
  5. Agricultural machinery, its spare parts (including its supply chain) and repairing shops will remain open.
  6. Manufacturing, distribution and retail of fertilizers, pesticides and seeds will be functional.
  7. Movement (inter and intra state) of harvesting and sowing related machines like combined harvester and other agriculture/ horticulture implements will be allowed.
  8. Operations of tea, coffee and rubber plantations, with a maximum of 50 percent workers will be allowed.
  9. Processing, packaging, sale and marketing of tea, coffee, rubber and cashew, with a maximum of 50 per cent workers will be functional.
  10. Collection, processing, distribution and sale of milk and milk products by milk processing plants, including transport and supply chain will be functional.
  11. Operation of animal husbandry farms including poultry farms & hatcheries and livestock farming activity.
  12. Animal feed manufacturing and feed plants, including supply of raw material, such as maize and soya will be allowed.
  13. Operation of homes for children/ disabled/ mentally challenged/ senior citizens/ destitute/ women/ widows will be allowed.
  14. Observation homes, aftercare homes and places of safety for juveniles will be allowed.
  15. Disbursement of social security pensions, e.g., old age/ widow/ freedom fighter pensions; pension and provident fund services provided by Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).
  16. MNREGA workers to be allowed to work.
  17. Movement, loading/ unloading of goods/ cargo (inter and intra-state) is allowed after 20th April, 2020.
  18. Production units, which require a continuous process, and their supply chain will be allowed to function.
  19. Construction of renewable energy projects.

Activities That will remain prohibited across the country until May 3, 2020

  1. All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for purposes enumerated in para 4, and for security purposes.
  2. All passenger trains are prohibited to function, except for security purposes.
  3. Buses for public transport are prohibited to function.
  4. Metro rail services are prohibited to function.
  5. Inter-district and inter-State movement of individuals except for medical reasons
  6. All educational, training, coaching institutions etc. will remain closed.
  7. All industrial and commercial activities other than those specifically permitted shall remain closed.
  8. Hospitality services are other than those specifically permitted shall remain closed.
  9. Taxis (including auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators shall remain closed.
  10. All cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, and similar places shall remain closed.
  11. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings are prohibitted.
  12. All religious places/ places of worship will remain closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.
  13. In case of funerals, the congregation of more than twenty persons is not allowed.

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