Bengaluru, May 22 -- The Karnataka government on Friday allowed an increase of working hours from eight to 10 hours for factories, as part of its plan to amend labour laws and resurrect businesses in the state that have been impacted due to the lockdown.

The notification comes amid deliberations by the B.S.Yediyurappa-led state government to further amend labour laws to actively seek out investments and help revive the state's fledgling economy.

In a notification on Friday it said that factories registered under the Factories Act of 1948 "shall be exempted from the provisions of Section 51 (weekly hours) and Section 54 (daily hours)" that will be in effect for a period of three months.

"No adult worker shall be allowed or required to w...