Measures taken in Industrial Parks for prevention of COVID-19


v Government of Telangana in exercise of the powers conferred under section 2 of The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, read with all other enabling provisions of The Disaster Management Act, 2005 notified the lockdown in the entire State of Telangana initially from 22.03.2020 till 31.03.2020 and subsequently extended in phases till 31.05.2020.  

v Government issued instructions/guidelines to restrict the spread of COVID-19 like mass spraying of disinfectants in all public places i.e., roads, drains etc, in all Industrial Parks/Industrial Estates at every inch, Special cleaning of public places, safe disposal of masks, welfare and protection of sanitary workers engaged.

v Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSIIC) is functioning as a local body having certain powers and functions transferred by the Municipal & Administration Department and Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Department.

v TSIIC  has 104 Industrial Area Local Authority (IALAs) and 154 Industrial Parks (IPs) with the Zonal Managers and Officers nominated as Commissioners/Executive Officers  for the Industrial Parks to discharge the statutory powers & functions of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities & Gram Panchayats under the provisions of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955, AP Municipalities Act, 1965 and Telangana Panchayat Raj Act 2018.

v TSIIC has issued guidelines on COVID-19 to all the Zonal Managers/Commissioners/Executive Officers on the Standard Operating Procedure for Social Distancing for Offices, Workplace, Factories and Establishments in accordance with orders issued by Industries Department of Telangana from time to time.

v Posters of the Standard Operating Practices for Industrial Units in the Industrial Areas Local Authority (IALAs) have been pasted at all the Industrial Units and prominent places in the Industrial Parks for awareness to all the Industrial workers.

v Display of “Response Team – COVID-19 have been placed at the cross roads of the Industrial Parks (IALAs) displaying the important contacts of response team for COVID-19 in all the IALAs/IPs. (Name of the Commissioners / Executive Officers / Zonal Managers / Medical Officer / SHO / Nearest Covid-19 Hospital)

v All the Zonal Managers/Commissioners/Executive Officers were strictly directed to follow the guidelines issued by MHA and Govt. of Telangana to get the Industries back on track as soon as possible duly taking precautions like utmost sanitized of all Industrial Parks, work place, maintaining of physical distancing, providing other amenities/facilities for workers like logistics, PPE equipment, safety especially women workers etc.

v Instructions have been issued to all the Industrial Units to make logistic arrangements for employees transportation etc.,

v Other measures like providing Ambulance Services, Identification of designated COVID-19 hospitals etc have also been made.

v Instructions have been issued to all Industrial Units to adhere to Safety Standards in line with the guidelines of Factories Department and Pollution Control Board.

v State Level teams have been constituted to Monitor the sanitation drive and safety measures in all Industrial Parks / Estates.
 -Press note

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