This report - Exit from the Lockdown has suggested a stagewise and zone wise restart of industrial operations to, meet all essential needs of the economy, ensure protection of livelihoods and jobs, protect export market shares and meet export obligations besides helping manage the import dependence of the economy.
Stage I opening of sector, according to the report includes 100% Pharmaceuticals manufacturing, Textiles and Apparels, Food Processing and Minerals & metals. Stage II would entail opening with a gap of one or two weeks after the first stage sectors start their operations and includes Agri Market operations, Ecommerce including food and groceries delivery, Automobiles, Chemicals especially those used for sanitation and other healthcare purposes and those that support pharmaceuticals and other essential sectors. And Stage III could be the remaining sectors after one or two weeks after the second stage sectors start operations.
Sectors that fall into green and amber zones are based on the levels of labour intensity of the sectors. Green zone sectors are those which are less labour intensive while sectors that fall into amber zone are labour intensive. These sectors are recommended to be opened in a calibrated manner while maintaining strong health, sanitation and social distancing protocols, the CII report said. The CII report outlines detailed sector wise protocols for maintaining health and sanitation and social distancing besides guidelines for maintaining the shop floors and other areas used by workers and employees in factories, warehouses, market yards and offices.