State should list steps taken to help children orphaned due to covid, specially during the upcoming harvesting season of apples: Himachal Pradesh HC

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday asked the state government what move has it made to help or restore youngsters stranded or who have lost a parent because of Coronavirus.

The bench of Acting chief justice Ravi Malimath and justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua has heard a lot of petitions including a PIL recorded asserting insufficient facilities and infrastructure in the state to manage the pandemic.

The court on Wednesday stated that labours are lifely to be infused into Himachal Pradesh because of the approaching harvesting season of apples. The season has halfway begun and will go on till October-November. Subsequently, the worry was raised under the watchful eye of the Court that the apple plucking season might go about as a catalyst for spreading of Coronavirus.

With this impact, the Senior additional advocate general presented that extra endeavors and inputs would be placed in those areas, wherein the collecting of apples would occur. He likewise guaranteed the Court that extra consideration would be taken to guarantee that the workers that enters Himachal Pradesh for the said object is vaccinated with the available resources of the State. He has additionally educated the Court that in compatibility of the choice taken by the State Government, all travelers would be permitted to enter the Territory of Himachal Pradesh just either on the off chance that they have a negative RT PCR test report or have a testament confirming one/two shot(s) of the vaccination they have taken. If not, they won’t be allowed to enter the Territory of Himachal Pradesh.

The Division bench while considering the accommodation said that more rigid measures would be taken by the State in the coming days remembering the overall circumstance and further endeavors to be made by the State would be brought to the notification of the Court on the following date. “AAG is additionally mentioned to put on record the material concerning the youngsters that have been stranded or who have lost one parent because of Coronavirus and further regarding what move the State has made to help or restore such kids,” .

For further hearing, the court has fixed the matter on 11 August.

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