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Maharashtra Govt Needs to Resume Industrial Manufacturing at Areas Not Affected by Virus: Minister

A container terminal at Mundra Port in Gujarat. (Representative photo/Reuters)

A container terminal at Mundra Port in Gujarat. (Consultant photograph/Reuters)

State Industries Minister Subhash Desai proposed to restart industrial manufacturing from districts excluding Mumbai and Pune, categorised as crimson zones as a consequence of a lot of instances.

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  • Final Up to date: April 14, 2020, 11:28 AM IST

New Delhi: Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai has requested his division to draft a proposal on find out how to restart industrial manufacturing in districts the place no coronavirus instances have been discovered.

However, there can be no permission for any industrial or enterprise exercise within the Mumbai Metropolitan Area and Pune, which have been categorised as crimson zones as a consequence of a lot of coronavirus instances, he stated.

“I’ve requested my division to give you a proposal on find out how to begin industrial manufacturing from districts excluding Mumbai and Pune,” Desai tweeted late Monday night.

“One key demand we can be making earlier than the Centre is extending financial institution loans for subsequent couple of months in order that small and medium scale industries might pay salaries to its staff,” he added.

The nation’s monetary capital now alone accounts for over 1,540 COVID-19 instances and 101 deaths, an official earlier stated.

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