Exemption to Specific Services related to Agri-produce Marketing, Anganwadi Workers and AYUSH from Lockdown Restrictions to fight COVID-19

New Delhi: In response to queries being raised with regard to exemption of specific services under the Consolidated Guidelines on lockdown measures to fight COVID-19 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Union Home Secretary has written to States specifying the details of such services being exempted under the above restrictions.

In the communication to States, Specific Services exempt under lockdown restrictions are broadly as follows:

● direct marketing of agricultural produce

● food & nutrition support to children, women, lactating mothers by Anganwadi workers

● medical services & drug manufacturing under AYUSH category