Confederation of Indian Industry argues for calibrated exit from the lockdown
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy
- The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has highlighted the following in its strategy paper recently:
- The country’s high performing economic districts should be allowed to function by different rules in the 3rd phase of the lockdown.
- 100-150 districts with the highest economic value should be allowed to restart industrial activity by implementing strict rules.
- These districts are to be identified either through GDP contribution or density of industrial clusters.
- Cost of 100% testing and aggressive health protocols is lower than continued shutdown in these areas.
- Calculated exit from the lockdown in the most crucial economic regions.
- Within these districts, small restricted areas where COVID-19 cases have been identified should be treated as containment zones.
- An area of about 500 metres radius around these areas should be treated as orange zones.
- The remaining area of the district should be classified as green zones.
- Workers would have to be housed on the premises or within walking distance.
Important value additions:
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
- It is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization in India.
- It works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.