MHA allows stranded labourers to be moved for commercial activities within State
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MHA allows stranded labourers to be moved for commercial activities within State

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New Delhi, Apr 19: A day ahead of commencing the commercial activities in agriculture, construction and industry sectors, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for State and district administration to follow while moving stranded migrant labourers in relief shelters or camps.

As per the consolidated guidelines issued on April 15 for the Lockdown 2.0 the Centre has allowed a number of industrial and commercial activities to be undertaken from April 20.

In a letter written to all states and Union Territories, the Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Executive Committee under Disaster Management Act, said, “Due to the spread of COVID-19 virus, workers employed in industries, agriculture, construction and other sectors have moved from their respective places of work, and have been housed in relief or shelter camps being run by State and Union Territory (UT) Governments. Since addition new activities outside the containment zones, have been permitted in the consolidated revised guidelines with effect from April 20, these workers could be engaged in industrial, manufacturing, construction, farming and MNREGA works.”(UNI)

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