[Coronavirus] | MHA issues Order to exempt certain activities from Revised Lockdown Guidelines

MHA issues Order to exempt certain activities from Revised Lockdown Guidelines

In continuation of Ministry of Home Affairs’s Order No. 40—3/2020—DM—I(A) Dated 15th April, 2020 and in exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(|) of the Disaster Management Act, the undersigned, in his capacity as Chairperson, National Executive Committee, hereby orders to include the following in the consolidated revised guidelines for strict implementation by Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State/Union Territory Governments and State/ Union Territory Authorities:

 I. Sub-clause (viii) under Clause 6 ‘A’ on All Agricultural and horticultural activities:

viii. Collection, harvesting and processing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP)/ Non Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest areas.

ll. Sub-clause (iii) under Clause 6 ‘C’ on on Plantations:

iii. Bamboo, Coconut, Arecanut, Cocoa, spices plantation and their harvesting, processing, packaging, sale and marketing

III. Sub clause (v) & (vi) under Clause 7 on Financial Sector:

v. Non-Banking Financial Institutions (NBFCs) including Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) and Micro Finance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs( with bare minimum staff.

vi Cooperative Credit Societies.

IV. Clause 16 (i) on construction activities in rural areas, includes water supply and sanitisation; laying/erection of power transmission lines and laying of telecom optical fiber and cable along with related activities.

Ministry of Home Affairs

[Order dt. 16-04-2020]

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