The findings are part of a nationwide survey conducted by CII last week to determine the effectiveness of the exit from lockdown in specific zones and sectors.
“The CII survey indicates that permits for enterprises, passes for workers and supply chain movement are the key hurdles for industry in exit from lockdown,” CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee said in a statement.
The industry body has suggested that in non-containment zones, businesses should be allowed to operate without the requirement of permits as these are coming in way of the industry’s efforts to exit the lockdown. “Workers can be permitted to commute on the basis of a letter issued by the employer organisation, with the facility to travel on their own vehicles,” Banerjee added.
A majority of respondents said guidelines issued by the ministry of home affairs on April 15 and 16 on operational zones in rural and urban areas were clearly communicated by state governments.