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Schools may resume from July 1, Shops six days a week; Chhattisgarh CM chairs meeting on Covid19 situation

Story Highlights
  • Chief Minister chaired a high-level meeting to deliberate upon prevention of COVID-19 infection and for resumption of economic activities
  • Restriction on malls, cinema halls, political meetings, social programmes to continues
  • Tehsildar authorized to give permission for organizing wedding functions

Chhattisgarh: On Wednesday, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chaired a high-level meeting to deliberate upon prevention of COVID-19 infection and for resumption of economic activities.

During the meeting, employment opportunities for migrant laborers and relief measures for various sections of society were discussed in detail.

Schools in Chhattisgarh likely to reopen on July 1

After the meeting was adjourned, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey while addressing the media spilled the details concerning the meeting. He said that school may resume from July 1 in Chhattisgarh with proper measures and precautions.

No relaxation for Red zone

As the number of coronavirus cases rises in the state, The government has decided to provide zero relaxation to all the containment areas except essential activities and further Malls, social gatherings, political meetings and religious places will remain barred. “No relaxation will be provided in red zones and containment areas. As per Government of India’s guidelines, restriction on malls, cinema halls, political meetings, social events will remain effective as before.” CM said in the meeting.

Tehsildaar to decide marriage gatherings

Addressing the issue concerning marriage gathering, CM bhupesh baghel said that Tehsildars will be responsible to authorized concerned people for organizing wedding functions. The process of permission has been made simpler and easier.

 The Chief Minister said in the meeting that it is important to solve the ration and employment related problems of labourers returning to the state. For this, ration cards and MGNREGA job cards should be issued to them as soon as possible. List of skilled and semi-skilled labourers should be prepared and provided to the local industries. This will help labourers to get regular employment and the industries will get the manpower required. 

Giving the overview on the status of migrant workers, CM said “over two lakh 12 thousand migrant labourers have been brought back to the state. Till date, 53 shramik special trains have arrived and 68 are proposed. District Collectors have been sanctioned Rs 18 crore 28 lakh from State Disaster Relief Fund and Rs 4 crore by State Government for helping the labourers stranded in other states. Rs 66 lakh 73 thousand were transferred into the bank accounts of migrant labourers in various states.”

He further instructed to arrange for televisions, radio sets etc for entertainment of migrant labourers in quarantine centers.

The meeting was attended by Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo, Forest Minister Mr. Mohammad Akbar, Cooperatives Minister Mr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Singh Bhagat, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Anila Bhendiya, Labour Minister Dr Shivkumar Dahariya, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, PHE Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subrat Sahu, Health Secretary Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Food Secretary Dr Kamalpreet Singh, Social Welfare Department Secretary Mr. Prasanna R, Chief Minister Secretariat Deputy Secretary Ms Saumya Chaurasiya and other senior officials.

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