NOIDA, May 26 -- As many as 21,867 workers have returned to their jobs and another 9,000 are working from home as on May 24, after the government granted permission for resumption of commercial activities in special economic zones (SEZs) and export-oriented units (EOUs), during the third and fourth phases of the ongoing nationwide lockdown from May 6.

The Noida Special Economic Zone (NSEZ) units initially weren't very successful in bringing back their workforce in the first week of May as only 2,000 workers of the total strength of 45,000, could resume their work.

SEZ development commissioner (north India) Lalit B Singhal said bringing back nearly 31,000 of the 45,000, which is over 68%, in less than three weeks was a major achievement. "...