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UP to prepare roadmap for labour reforms to fight coronavirus lockdown


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has asked the officials to prepare a roadmap for urgent to deal with the headwinds of lockdown.

Chairing a review meeting here on Sunday, Adityanath instructed UP infrastructure and industrial development commissioner (IIDC) Alok Tandon to facilitate the rebooting of industries in the state during lockdown 3.0 beginning tomorrow.

He mandated Tandon with the task to plan a strategy to introduce in the industrial sector to cope up with the vortex of migrant labour crisis, lockdown and social distancing protocols.

The CM also directed officials to issue the necessary advisory by tonight pertaining to the operation of the various industries during lockdown 3.0.

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Yesterday, Adityanath had asked for modelling the reboot of the industrial sector on the sugar mills and brick kilns. During lockdown 1.0 and 2.0, 119 UP sugar mills and most of the 12,000 odd brick kilns had continued to operate without reporting any spread of the infection in their vicinity.

“If the state sugar mills and

Hotels offer guests pay now and check in later option to generate cash


Short of cash and bruised by the prolonged lockdown, hotels in India are offering their guests an option to pay now and stay later. The move, top officials hotel said will be a win-win for both.

India’s may lose Rs 90,000 crore this calendar year, owing to the nationwide imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 according to a recent report by HVS and Anarock.

“Occupancies across hotels in key cities witnessed a sharp decline, as travel restrictions intensified and India went into towards the end of March 2020,” HVS-Anarock said in a newsletter.

The scheme allows the guests to stay at a property of their choice, on dates that suit them at a business or leisure destination at a very competitive price. For hotel owners in deep crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will offer some succor and help them meet the fixed costs that include salaries, rentals and other payment obligations.

Hotels are using a combination of platforms to reach out to the guests. These include online travel agents (OTAs) such as,,,, among others. Apart from listing on the

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