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UP govt allows small industrial units to function amid lockdown; seeks to ensure social distancing

image UP govt allows small industrial units to function amid lockdown; seeks to ensure social distancing

Lucknow, Mar 31 (KNN) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to allow some specific industrial units to function which can ensure the norms of social distancing in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.  

In a letter to all District Collector and other officials concerned, the UP government has said ''it is noteworthy that all industrial units (including units of the brick kiln) which can ensure the regular maintenance of their workers while following the norms of social distancing and protecting the life and health of workers in the industrial unit premises can be allowed to run.''

''All District Magistrates (DM) will ensure that those units are functional under strict social distancing norms. It should also be ensured that regular maintenance and security of workers are being taken care of,'' it said.

The Yogi Adityanath let UP government also said the nationwide lockdown has been imposed in view of the above-mentioned COVID-19 epidemic. It is expected to ensure compliance of following orders along with previously issued guidelines.

To ensure timely payments to workers, during the lockdown, the government will issue passes to some of the employees and asked concerned bodies to ensure that the order is being followed.

''For payments to workers employed with industrial units during the lockdown, a limited number of officers, employees of the concerned industrial units will be issued passes to go on work for a fixed period. DM will authorise District Deputy Commissioner Industries, District Industry, and Enterprise Promotion Center (EPC) to issue such passes and it will be their responsibility to ensure that it is followed,'' the letter read further.

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