Lockdown: Export units in Guj cities can resume operations
But, the industrial units situated in coronaviruscontainment zones will not get such relief, secretary in theChief Minister's Office, Ashwani Kumar, said.
The export units need to take permission from theirrespective district administrations and if allowed, they canresume operations from April 25, he said.
Amid the lockdown, the state government earlierallowed industrial units situated outside cities to startoperations from April 20.
Taking advantage of the relaxation, as many as 35,000factories have already started production with the help ofover three lakh workers, Kumar said.
"Now, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided topermit export-oriented units situated in city limits to resumeoperations if they have already taken export orders. Thisrelaxation will not apply to units situated inside coronaviruscontainment zones of a city," he said.
Owners of the industrial units are required to submitapplications to their respective district collectors to resumeoperations. If they are granted permission, they can resumeoperations from April 25, the official said.These units need to follow the standard safetyprocedures, like masks for workers and social distancing, tocontain the spread ofcoronavirus, he added. PJT PDGK GK
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