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Punjab MSMEs upset over mandatory quarantine rules for entrants in State

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Ludhiana, July 8 (KNN) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Ludhiana are upset over the new rules set by the state government for entry of people into Punjab, under which the person will have to be home quarantined for 14 days.

According to MSMEs, government's new guidelines will hamper the arrival of labour in the state and eventually it will affect the industries operation.

''In the month of May & June government sent workers paying train tickets to their hometown, now worker in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand are in pathetic condition, they have left with no money and planning to return to work, on other hand, government has issued guidelines that persons who will enter the state from other state will be quarantined for 14 Days,'' said the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) on Tuesday.

''In the light of the above, it would be very difficult for the industry to operate,'' it added.

The CICU further said that the industry has suffered huge losses during the lockdown, now it's resuming work. Almost 40 per cent labour is available.

''It is not viable to operate with less manpower. Although, only a few trains are operating, industries are calling labour by sending buses,'' the industry body said.

Later, CICU requested the government to relax norms for factory workers as the industry is regularly following guidelines laid down by the government to operate factories.

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