began easing lockdown restrictions on some industries, and the
the state''s Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated that a
majority of units would apply to Goa Industrial Development
Corporation for permission to resume operations.
Earlier, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had designated
GIDC as the nodal agency for permission to industrial units to
resume operations in the second phase of lockdown for the
"The exact picture as far as resumption of industrial
operations is concerned will be clear in two to three days.
However, we believe maximum number of units will resume
operations," GCCI President Manoj Caculo told PTI.
He said sourcing raw materials, transport and manpower
may be concerns intially for some sectors.
A GIDC official said all sectors that will be allowed
to resume will have to enforce strict social distancing norms
and action would be taken if these are violated.
Meawnhile, the Goa Mineral Ore Exporters Association
president Ambar Timblo, in a press statement, asked the state
government to allow the sector, shut after a Supreme Court
order, to resume with "certain safety procedures and
The Supreme Court had, in March 2018, quashed 88
mining leases and banned extraction of fresh ore. PTI RPS