The Kerala labor department has rescheduled the working time for laborers. The work time will be eight hours from 7 am to 7 pm. The new timing for laborers working outside will be in effect from March 2 to April 30. The decision was taken to prevent sunstroke during summer.
The businesses were asked to reschedule their timings so that laborers can take a break from 12 noon to 3 pm. Areas which are 3000 feet above sea level were exempted from the revised timing considering the lower possibility of sunstroke.