Nirmala Sitharaman made it clear that the government will not impose ‘lockdown’ on a large scale and only local control measures will be taken to prevent the epidemic.
Nirmala Sitharaman. (File photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made it clear that the government will not impose ‘lockdown’ on a large scale and only local control measures will be taken to prevent the epidemic. He said this amid the growing case of Corona virus in the country. In an ‘online’ meeting with David Malpas, President of the World Bank Group, Sitharaman praised World Bank’s initiative to increase the scope of more credit facilities for development for India.
The Finance Ministry has written on Twitter that the Finance Minister has a five-point strategy to prevent the spread of the corona virus epidemic – to investigate, detect, treat, vaccinate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (COVID-19). Shared the steps taken by India, including appropriate conduct.
Not going to lockdown
He said, despite the rapid spread of infection for the second time, it is our clear stand that we are not going to impose ‘lockdown’ on a large scale. We do not want to bring the economy to a standstill. Measures will be taken to keep the kovid patients or family separate at the local level. The crisis will be dealt with through local control measures. Lockdown will not be imposed.
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) April 13, 2021
According to the World Bank statement, Malpas and the Finance Minister discussed the importance of civil service and financial sector reform between the group and India and participation in various areas including water resources management and health.
Both discussed the domestic vaccine production capacity along with the steps being taken to tackle COVID-19 in India. Malpas reiterated the World Bank Group’s commitment to support India’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 epidemic and to eradicate poverty.
Information about the efforts of the government
Sitharaman also informed about government programs such as distribution of LED bulbs, blending of ethanol in petrol under National Biofuel Policy, voluntary vehicle junk policy, promotion of electric vehicles to achieve green, strong and inclusive growth. .
According to the Health Ministry data, the number of infected people in the country has increased to 1,36,89,453 with 1,61,736 new cases of Corona virus infection being reported in a day. The rate of recovery of people suffering from COVID-19 has come down to 89.51 percent.
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