FM Sitharaman hints big stimulus package for India Inc soon

Elias Hubbard
March 27, 2020

Setting an example of social distancing in the fight against coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues were seen following the norm during the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Modi was interacting with the people of his constituency in Varanasi while addressing the nation as well.

Earlier this week, doctors, airline crew and medical staffs had complained to the central government about the harassment that they face after being with Coronavirus patients. The picture of the meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, was shared by Union home minister Amit Shah on his social media accounts with a caption, "We are following social distancing". Modi added that he is pained by the harassment that medical professionals have to face during these tough times.

Construction workers, domestic help, sanitation workers in private establishments, daily wage labourers in small shops and factories, film production crews across countries, and many more like account for almost 90% of India's population - will experience the heat of this lockdown. It has began strengthening the chances of whether or not this lockdown disaster goes to be larger than 21 days. India is now on a three week lockdown till mid-April as a measure to curb spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Responding to a question about the three-week lockdown's impact on the poor and day labourers, Modi urged each well-to-do family to take a pledge to support nine poor families.

The Congress leader also said the government must open a register in every ward or block and invite persons who have not received payment under any of the categories listed to register their names, address and Aaddhar.

With the entire world grappling to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus COVID-19, India recorded its highest number of positive cases in a single day on March 26. 12 deaths have already been reported from across the country.

"We do not want anyone to remain hungry, so we will be giving them enough to take care of food grain requirements and protein requirements, in terms of pulses", Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.

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