The nation could proceed to be divided into pink, orange, and inexperienced zones, after the present part of lockdown ends on Could 17, however it could possibly be the states deciding the classification, officers concerned within the Central authorities’s deliberations on the matter stated.
To make sure, no choice has been taken on this. The Centre is at present evaluating strategies from the states on the following part of the lockdown (or if there ought to be one) and is anticipated to situation pointers shortly.
On the assembly between the Prime Minister and chief ministers final week, a number of CMs raised the problem of zoning and in addition identified that specializing in containment zones, and classifying them as pink, orange, and inexperienced, would most likely work higher than classifying a whole district.
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The discussions, the officers added, are additionally taking a look at whether or not smaller areas inside districts can be utilized for the classification. The goal is to open up extra areas for financial actions.
One plan is for the Centre to outline the three zones and go away the remaining to the states, one of many officers stated, asking to not be named. Underneath the present system, the union authorities divides totally different districts into pink, orange and inexperienced zones based mostly on the information supplied by the state after which shares the main points with the states each week.
On the assembly between the PM and the CMs final week, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Punja CM, Captain Amarinder Singh requested the centre to offer them extra powers to demarcate pink or orange zones to permit extra financial actions.
In accordance with functionaries current within the assembly, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal proposed a division based mostly on containment and non-containment zones.