Fan-coolers, Books and Single Shops in Residential Area can open from Monday

Udaipur District Administration has given permission to open limited shops during the lockdown period from Monday, April 27.

The administration has allowed the shops for Fan-Coolers, Book Stores as well as single shops located in the residential area in the districts to remain open.

However, service-related shops including salons and beauty parlours will remain closed. Also, malls, shopping complexes and market in the urban areas of the district will remain closed. The administration clarified that market, where there are ten or more shops close to each other or in a row, will not be allowed to open. In such markets, only the shops for the fans, coolers, and books will be permitted to operate.

The shops which have been allowed to open, the concerned shopkeepers will have to maintain social distancing and only 50 per cent of the staff will be able to work in them.


Rajasthan to go for ‘Modified Lockdown’ from April 21

Ashok Gehlot led Rajasthan Government is planning to implement Modified Lockdown in the state from April 21. This step is being considered to gradually revive economic activities in Rajasthan.

The state government is looking to restart the activities in agriculture and industrial sector in rural and urban areas on a conditional basis.

The CM of the state is planning to implement this ‘Modified Lockdown’ in a phased manner for which units in rural and industrial areas of the state will be reopened after 20th April.

Modified Lockdown is being implemented to provide employment to migrant labourers and daily-wage earners in the state. The directives were given by the CM during a high-level meeting with the state officials.

However, the corona-affected areas which are still under curfew will continue with curfew until the situation improves in those hotspots. Employees or other people living in these areas will not be allowed to go out.

During a live video conference with the media people, Gehlot clarified the term “Modified Lockdown”. He said that under Modified Lockdown, activities are started after modifying the basic guidelines. People will be educated on social distancing at workplaces and other public places.

He has also directed the industries in urban areas to provide staying facility for the labourers at the workplace since commuting of labourers from outside will not be allowed.

The CM advised the District Collectors, RIICO, District Industry Centres and the Police Officials to ensure coordination with each other so no problem arises in starting these selected industries during the lockdown.

However, these policies will not be followed in the hotspot regions of the state. These regions will have a separate policy. All the 49 places where curfew is implemented will have a separate policy than those places which have no patients.

After modified lockdown is put in place, rural workers will get employment in rural areas. The state has open the vegetable markets and purchasing process has also begun at MSP directly from the farmers.

The CM has directed to open the Government offices in a phased manner. Officers under Group A and Group-B category will be required to be present and ensure social distancing.

PWD and irrigation work will also be started in rural areas as well as MGNREGS work will be intensified by following social distancing norms and other health-related protocols.

The State Government will also ensure to follow the guidelines issued by the Government of India till May 3. Keeping the public health as the top-most priority, the State Government will work in coordination with the Central Government.

However, people must keep in mind that the rules and guidelines will not be followed, and cases of infection increase, all the permissions would be withdrawn immediately.