Tamil Nadu government says wholesale vegetable markets can reopen

The Tamil Nadu government has allowed the wholesale vegetable, fruit and flower markets in Chennai’s Koyambedu and in all districts to function from May 31 to June 7. It also permitted the operation of animal husbandry farms and livestock farming and the activities relating to animal health. Retail shops in the wholesale vegetable markets will not be allowed to operate.

The government said the sale of vegetables and fruits on vehicles shall continue in all districts. Grocery stores will be permitted to sell provisions on vehicles or carts in residential areas after getting permission from the local bodies and can deliver to homes for orders received over phone or online. A senior official ordered that vendors be identified for supply of provisions and permission be given to them without delay.

While the government has extended the intense lockdown till June 7, an order issued on Saturday allowed export companies with commitments and units providing inputs to them to operate with 50% workers. This relaxation will be applicable in all districts, except Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Salem, Karur, Erode, Namakkal, Tiruchi and Madurai. The workers can travel in four-wheelers arranged by those units with e-registration.

Source: thehindu.com

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