Telangana, Andhra lock down till March 31, announce sops for BPL families

chief minster Okay Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday declared full lock-down of the state till March 31 with a view to comprise the unfold of recent whilst the whole variety of instances jumped to 26.

Along with the lock-down determination, which incorporates the closure of interstate borders, chief minister Rao additionally introduced an financial bundle price of Rs 3,520 crore to offer aid to eight.eight million families having white (beneath poverty line) ration playing cards.

“People of have confirmed nice unity and solidarity with their 100 p.c participation in Janata Curfew by staying indoors all throughout the state. I would like them to increase the identical spirit till March 31 through the lock-down since it’s the solely option to defend ourselves from the lethal contagion,” chief minister Rao mentioned in a media briefing.

In view of doable lack of livelihood and different difficulties from the week-long lock down, the federal government will present 3.36 lakh tonnes of rice on the price of 12 kg individual for all BPL families at a price of Rs 1,103 crore freed from price instantly. Along with rice, the federal government can even give a money help of Rs 1,500 per household in direction of buy of different meals gadgets, at a complete funds of Rs 1,304 crore, based on the chief minister. This one time financial bundle will profit 85.four p.c of the whole households in

While asserting the bundle the chief minister has appealed to the non-public employers in development and different sectors to pay the wages to their employees through the lock-down interval with out work as the federal government can be prolong an analogous gesture with regard to the every day wage employees engaged within the ongoing authorities works.

The chief minister mentioned that the import of instances will come to an finish because the Centre had suspended entry of all worldwide flights by tomorrow and all that the individuals and the federal government must deal with containing the native unfold of the lethal virus. Barring one case, during which a member of the family contracted the an infection from the opposite member of the family, remainder of these individuals who examined optimistic for coronavirus have contracted the virus overseas.

Lock down of the state is being enforced below the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897, which give extraordinary powers to the federal government businesses and violations will probably be taken critically, the chief minister warned.

During the lock down interval, all the general public transport amenities, non-public buses, cabs and autos will probably be suspended within the state. Authorities won’t permit even the non-public vehicles to enter Telangana from different states. While important companies, shops promoting every day necessities, together with medicines will probably be allowed to operate throughout this era. “Only one person per family will venture out to purchase the essentials and they should also maintain a distance from other customers while doing the purchases at those stores,” chief minister suggested the individuals.

Telangana authorities has additionally requested the federal government workers working in departments aside from the important companies to attend the workplaces on a rotation foundation on the price of 20 p.c workers every week.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh authorities has additionally introduced related steps, together with a whole lock-down of the state till March 31, within the wake of ongoing coronavirus scare. Briefing the media in regards to the state authorities’s newest choices on Sunday night, AP chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned the lock-down was important to comprise the unfold of coronavirus into the state. “I would say that the lock down will be even more effective if the entire country enforces the lock-down measures,” chief minister Reddy mentioned whereas asking individuals to not enterprise out of their workplaces through the lock down interval.

Andhra Pradesh authorities can even shut the interstate borders, cease the private and non-private carriages and inter-state motion of passengers utterly between March 23-31.

AP authorities will give free rice together with 1 kg tur dal in addition to Rs 1000 money to each household below the BPL class within the state. This financial bundle will price Rs 1,500 crore to the federal government exchequer.

Chief minister Reddy warned that the federal government will take strict motion in opposition to those that attempt to enhance the costs of necessities commodities.

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