Thursday, 09 April, 2020

Corona virus: Is PM Modi putting money in account of poor?

People buy vegetables at a market after Modi called for a nationwide lockdown People buy vegetables at a market after Modi called for a nationwide lockdown
Deanna Wagner | 27 March, 2020, 03:25

The manner the variety of corona virus sufferers is growing quickly in India as nicely and the federal government has introduced a three-month bundle, plainly the federal government could prolong the lockdown deadline. "But this is nothing compared to the devastation that this virus will cause to our country if its growth is left unchecked". We should help them do their duties and not burden them.

During the session, Modi also emphasized on the importance of social distancing to avoid spread of Coronavirus.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana, 80 crore poor will get additional food for free, over and above the Public Distribution System benefits they already get, Sitharaman said.

"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. The finance minister announced medical insurance of Rs 50 lakh each for "our warriors - doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare workers" who are on the frontline of the battle against Covid-19.

"Healthcare professionals working in white uniforms in hospitals are like God". He also cautioned against any taking medication based on hearsay and superstition.

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"At times, people do not pay attention to things which are important". I request people to understand the facts and not believe in rumours.

These were the details of the news Streets silent as Indians heed call to fight COVID-19 for this day. "The threat is for everyone", Modi said.

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.

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday wrote a four-page letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and extended her party's full cooperation in the nationwide lockdown, but demanded protection aid/equipment to medics and health workers and implement its proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay scheme) to contain the economic distress, agencies reported. "But there should be greater clarity on the policy decisions made by the union government about the economic package, the preparedness of medical facilities and steps taken by the union government and state governments to ensure that the country is medically prepared to deal with the threat of coronavirus", Sanjay Kumar, political analyst and director of Delhi-based Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.