New Clarification – What’s open What’s closed during Curfew

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Commerce & Industries Department, Karnataka Government Secretariat, Date 23.04.2021 CIRCULAR

Sub: List of industrial activities to be considered as essential services and requiring 24/7 operations.

The State Government has imposed week end curfew vide order cited at reference ordered for closure of industries between Friday 9 pm to Monday 6 am except for essential and emergency activities.

As per the para (2) of Annexure 1B all the industries / companies/ organizations dealing with emergency and essential services and requiring operations 24/7 shall be permitted to operate.

In this regard many industries/ establishments are approaching this office for list of activities exempted by the Government for working during weekend curfew. This will help them to show to the Authorities for exemption.

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In view of the above, it is hereby confirmed that the following activities are considered as industries / companies/ organizations of Essential Commodities and Continuous Process of Industries.

1. Activities of Essential Commodities:

a. Manufacturing units of Bulk drugs, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Sanitation Materials, Oxygen, Medical Devices, Medical textiles, their raw materials components and their intermediates viz.,

i. IV sets
ii. Medical equipments like suction machines and pipes for oxygen supply
iii. PPE gear, iv. surgical equipments
v. Gauge and bandage cloth
vi. Research and Development

vii. Ayurvedic / Homeopathic and other medicine manufacturing units.

viii. COVID-19 kits and ventilators

ix. Oxygen domestic gas cylinders

x. Masks and body suits

xi. Paper napkins xii. Diapers/Sanitary napkins

xiii. Liquid soaps, detergents, phenyl, floor cleaners, bleaching power, sanitizers.

b. Food related / food processing industries including food for poultry, pets and animal husbandry viz.,

i. Rice mills,

ii. Oil mills,

iii. Dal mills,

iv. Dairy products

v. R.0 and distilled water plants/ packaged drinking water

vi. Roller flour mills

vii. Food products like vermicelli, biscuits fruit juice/ pulp etc

viii. Bakery and confectioneries

ix. Fish feed, poultry feed, cattle feed etc

x. Ice plants

xi. Agro based industries like chilli, turmeric, salt, spices etc

c. Manufacturing units engaged in the production of agricultural inputs including fertilizers, agricultural machinery, agriculture implements and their components.

d. All Exports units, units which have export commitments or export orders and their vendor units providing inputs to such industries e. Manufacturing units that supply components/equipment for aerospace and defence sector

f. Manufacturing units of automobiles and components that are used in defence, agriculture and health sectors.

g. Manufacturing units that produce packaging materials for all the above categories.

h. Effluent treatment plants

i. Activities of B to B Grocery and Essential Commodities

Warehousing and logistics Activities of Ecommerce companies and agro and I processing Industries.

2. Continuous process Industries:

a. Petroleum Refineries

b. Large Steel Plants (Including TMT Bar Manufacturers)

c. Large Cement Plants

d. Continuous Process Chemical Industries including paints

e. Sugar mills

f. Fertilizers

g. Float Glass Plants

h. Large Foundries with Continuous Process

i. 7yre Manufacturing plants Large Pulp and Paper Mills.

k. Electronics industries using Surface Mount Technology, Including mobile phones and consumer Electronic products

Automobile manufacturing units that have larger foundries, ‘mint shops or other continuous processes.

Coal Tar Distillation unit n. Vertically integrated large Textile Units.

3. Activities that may he permitted during night curfew and weekend lockdown.

a. Telecommunication and its related activities.

b. Night Shill Operations of IT/ITES Companies’ workforce to operate from the office.

c. Maintenance and operations of data centres and other critical IT infrastructure needed to support backend operations of medical. financial, transport and other critical services.

d. Warehousing activities including loading, unloading and storage of goods.

e. In the case of other industries this: are not exempted, essential maintenance needed for the purposes of fire safety, machine safety and worker salety shall be permitted during Sundays.

Activities of H to II Grocery and Essential Commodities

g. Warehousing and logistics Activities 01 Ecommerce companies Will (tyro and /Hod processing Industries.

(Dr. Rai umarKttri) Additional Chief Secretary to Government. Commerce & Industries Department.

2 thoughts on “New Clarification – What’s open What’s closed during Curfew”

  1. In short, everything is open except shops in market. I think this lockdown is only for shopkeepers. Just look at the list, except retail, almost 90% manufacturing is permitted.


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