GSIA welcomes the 4day partial lockdown announced by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant from 7.00 p.m tomorrow (Thursday) to Monday morning.

We appreciate the decision of the Chief Minister to keep all essential services including grocery shops open so that there is no panic rush to buy essential commodities. Also, kitchens and restaurants are kept open for home delivery of food which will be great relief for homebound elderly people.

As suggested by us earlier the Chief Minister has kept industrial activity out of the purview of the lockdown. The industry was just on its way to recovery and further lockdown would have killed industrial growth. Besides, many companies have just received some orders and the products have to be supplied within the timeframe. Closure of manufacturing activity will be disastrous to the State’s economy. Industry assures the Government that it will abide by all Covid- related SOPs