Covid-19: Govt allows e-commerce, agri industry to resume from April 20 | Business Standard News

Prime Minister on Wednesday announced the extension of nationwide till May 3 to contain the spread of (Covid-19). In his address to the nation, PM Modi said that there would be some relaxations to allow activities to resume in select areas. The Ministry of Home Affairs came out with some guidelines about what activities have been allowed and what will remain restricted. The ministry added that State and union territory governments shall not dilute guidelines in any manner, but they may impose stricter measures as per local requirements. The exemptions given will not be applicable to the hotspots. Now, wearing a mask will be mandatory across the nation.

Here is the list of activties that are allowed from April 20

Farming operations will be allowed. These include:

To support the rural economy and create employment, some industries working in rural areas have been allowed to resume operations. These include:

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In financial sector, the RBI, banks, ATMs, capital and debt markets as notified by SEBI and insurance companies will also remain functional, to provide liquidity and credit support to the industrial sectors.


What remains restricted till May 3

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