Sri City, May 4 : Sri City industrial community as a whole eulogized the decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for permitting industries to reopen, outside the containment areas in the state. The CEOs of the industrial units consider this as a ‘timely step’ to ease the present economic crisis, to certain extent, a statement here said on Monday.
Thanking both the Central and State Governments on behalf of all the industrial units in the mega industrial park, Mr Ravindra Sannareddy, Founder Managing Director, Sri City said,”So as to strike the balance between ‘life and livelihood’, the state government has decided to open up industries outside the containment areas.
We sincerely thank the Chief Minister and the Minister for Industries Mr. Mekapati Goutham Reddy for their keenness to resume the economic activity in the state”, he said. It may be recalled that the Industries Minister had visited Sri City on April 27 and had a discussion with industrial units on resumptions of works and the related issues. Assuring all support, he said that the Chief Minister would take a ‘right decision at right time’ in this regard.
To keep up the promise, as part of their commitment to revive the activity in the industrial sector, Mr Reddy had decided to ease lockdown restrictions in several green zones of the state. As the decision was given just within a week’s time, all industrial units of Sri City are hailing the dynamic leadership of the government.
Appreciating the proactive policy of Government, Mr Sannareddy said,“Industries Minister visiting Sri City, and the initiative taken by him for convening the meeting the Managers of industries and the Superintendents of Police of Chittoor, Nellore and Tiruvallur to discuss on the modalities of staff movement, speak of the industrial friendly policy of the Government.” Responding to the Government’s decision, around 100 industrial units in Sri City have geared up to restart the works by strictly complying with the prescribed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). It may be noted that industries are permitted to deploy only those staff residing outside the containment clusters, the statement added. (UNI)