Ministry of Home Affairs orders to Ministries or States or Union Territories to allow fishing operations to be open

Apr 13, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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EHS Compliance

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on April 10, 2020, exempt the operations of fishing from closing during lockdown.

For exemption, MHA issues 5th Addendum to the Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated March 24, 2020 regarding consolidated Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries or Departments of Government of India, State or Union Territory Governments and State or Union Territory Authorities for Containment of COVID-19 Epidemic in the Country

Vide addendum, adds sub-clause (p) on exemption to clause 4 which specifies Commercial and private establishments will be closed down:

(p) Operations of the fishing (marine) / aquaculture industry , including feeding and maintenance, harvesting, processing, packaging, cold chain, sale and marketing, hatcheries, feed plants, commercial aquaria, movement of fish / shrimp and fish products, fish seed / feed and workers for all these activities.

NOTE: As specified in the lockdown measures, social distancing and proper hygiene practices must be ensured in each activity as well as the activities permitted by earlier orders.

[Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A)]


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