The Meghalaya government will not allow industrial units to resume operations immediately, but entrusted the state industries department to first work out the modalities, and come back to the Cabinet.
“The industries department will work out the modalities because we have to know whether those working in industrial units like cement plants and others have employees who are from within the state or not,” deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong said.
After working out the details, the matter will again brought up to take a call whether to grant permission or not by the Cabinet.
The Centre is considering to allow certain manufacturing and services to resume with restrictions in order to kick-start the economy and avoid job losses in view of the lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Big companies, with proper sanitation and social distancing norms in place, in sectors such as textiles, automobiles, and electronic manufacturing should be considered to operate with 20-25 percent capacity.