Panaji:The delegation comprising of various industrial bodies in Goa on Monday met Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at his residence urging him to allow the industry work with 20 per cent workforce.
State government has announced public holiday for private and government sector for next three days, starting from March 23. The industrial estate have also been shut down due to fear of Coronavirus spread.
The delegation comprised of representatives of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Goa Small Industries Association, Confederation of Indian Industries, Business Network India (BNI) and others.
GCCI President Manoj Caculo told reporters over phone that they met the chief minister extending their full support to the state government’s initiative of fighting back Coronavirus spread.
He said “while supporting the government in their endeavour, the industry also requested certain relaxations including allowing to function with minimum 20 per cent workforce.”
Caculo said that they have also urged the chief minister to exempt Pharmaceutical sector from the shut down.
In a statement issued after the meeting, the industry players have said that they requested CM for few concessions so that as to facilitate skeletal services and also finish some work in progress.
“Chief minister assured to study the industry representation and come out with revised guidelines later during the day,” the statement adds.
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