Union Government Exempts of Construction Activities in Rural Areas

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla finally gave exemptions to few more areas on the ongoing lockdown including construction activities in rural areas, water supply, sanitation works across India.

by Kavitha

Updated: Apr 17, 2020 12:59 IST

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Union Government Exempts Construction, Water supply Works - Amid Lockdown

The Construction activities in the rural areas of India can function even amidst lockdown where water supply and sanitation, laying and erection of power transmission lines and laying of telecom optical fiber and cable are essential and they are along with related activities will be allowed.

Non-Banking financial institutions including housing finance companies and microfinance institutions with bare minimum staff and cooperative credit societies are exempted from the lockdown across India.

Bamboo, coconut, cocoa, spices plantation, and their harvesting, processing, packaging, sale, and marketing are also allowed to be carried out during the lockdown.

The lockdown was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March in a bid to combat the coronavirus endemic. It was further extended until 3 May.

On Wednesday, the Home Ministry had announced a series of exemptions given to different people and services during the lockdown.

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