Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that a facilitative legal framework will be created to enable farmers for engaging with processors, aggregators, large retailers,exporters in a fair and transparent manner.
A facilitative legal framework will be created to enable farmers for engaging with processors, aggregators, large retailers,exporters in a fair and transparent manner: FM pic.twitter.com/H9hJDwvdQ3— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Finance Minister said that a central law will be formulated to provide adequate choices to the farmers to sell produce at an attractive price, barrier-free interstate trade and framework for e-trading of agricultural produce.
A central law will be formulated to provide adequate choices to the farmers to sell produce at an attractive price, barrier-free interstate trade and framework for e-trading of agricultural produce: FM pic.twitter.com/xxFDf5efv1— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The government has announced an amendment to the Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers. Agriculture products including cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potatoes to be de-regulated in the Act.
Government to amend the Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers; agriculture products including cereals, edible oils, oilseeds, pulses, onions, and potatoes to be de-regulated: FM pic.twitter.com/vdiWzrcBge— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Operation Greens will be extended from Tomatoes, Onions and Potatoes (TOP) to all fruits and vegetables (TOTAL)
Operation Greens to be extended from Tomatoes, Onions and Potatoes (TOP) to all fruits and vegetables (TOTAL): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/X42o1ynPSh— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The government has decided to implement a Rs 500 crore scheme of infrastructure development related to integrated beekeeping development centres, collection,marketing & storage centres, post-harvest and value addition facilities; this will lead to an increase in income of 2 lakh bee-keepers.
Govt to implement a Rs 500 crore scheme of infrastructure development related to integrated beekeeping development centres, collection,marketing & storage centres, post-harvest and value addition facilities; this will lead to an increase in income of 2 lakh bee-keepers: FM pic.twitter.com/e1Wk0ioMLx— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said National Medicinal Plants Board will bring 800-hectare area by developing a corridor of medicinal plants along the banks of river Ganga.
National Medicinal Plants Board will bring 800-hectare area by developing a corridor of medicinal plants along the banks of river Ganga: FM https://t.co/EIoU5T0DdL— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
FM Sitharaman announced the government has allocated Rs 4000 crore for promotion of herbal cultivation.
Rs 4000 crore allocated for promotion of herbal cultivation; 10,00,000 hectare will be covered in the next 2 years: FM Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/vD4LcsAOO8— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The government announces Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs 15,000 crores.
Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs 15,000 crores will be set up: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/dc6RmEXABH— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Finance minister announces National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis with a total outlay of Rs 13,343 crores
National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis launched with a total outlay of Rs 13,343 cr: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/R9zfz5c55T— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The Finance Minister announced launch of the Rs 20,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for development of marine and inland fisheries in which 55 lakh people expected to get employment.
Govt to launch the Rs 20,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana for development of marine and inland fisheries. 55 lakh people expected to get employment from this program: FM pic.twitter.com/wkbGVcyRCr— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that all COVID-19 related deadline extensions relating to fisheries activities, many of them involving overseas contracts, have been honoured and very many measures which will help marine and coastal farmers have been undertaken as promised.
All COVID19 related deadline extensions relating to fisheries activities, many of them involving overseas contracts, have been honoured. Very many measures which will help marine and coastal farmers have been undertaken as promised. - FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/qPUpJ5Aliy— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The finance minister announced Rs 10,000 crores scheme for the formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE); She said the scheme promotes PM Narendra Modi's vision of 'Vocal for Local with global outreach'
Government introduces a Rs 10,000 crores scheme for the formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFE); the scheme promotes PM's vision of 'Vocal for Local with global outreach': FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/vNMTzrCCoJ— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The government will immediately create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for farmers, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government to immediately create a Rs 1 lakh crore Agri-Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for farmers:— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/oimwGVZths
The finance minister said that during COVID lockdown period, the demand for milk reduced by 20-25%. A new scheme to provide interest subvention at 2% per annum to dairy cooperatives for 2020-21. The scheme will unlock Rs 5000 cr additional liquidity, benefit to 2 cr farmers, she added.
During COVID lockdown period, the demand for milk reduced by 20-25%. A new scheme to provide interest subvention at 2% per annum to dairy cooperatives for 2020-21. The scheme will unlock Rs 5000 cr additional liquidity, benefit to 2 cr farmers: FM Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/t6CHaGPscd— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Sitharaman said that during lockdown period, minimum support price purchases of amount was more than Rs 74,300 crores; Fund transfers of PM Kisan fund was Rs 18700 crores
During lockdown period Minimum Support Price purchases of amount more than Rs 74,300 crores; PM Kisan fund transfer of Rs 18700 cr: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on additional steps for agriculture during COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3sR3FI3C6g— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
The finance minister said that she would be announcing 11 measures, of which 8 of them relate to strengthening infrastructure, capacities and building better logistics, while the rest 3 will pertain to governance and administrative reforms
I will be announcing 11 measures today, of which 8 of them relate to strengthening infrastructure, capacities and building better logistics, while the rest 3 will pertain to governance and administrative reforms: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman https://t.co/vjHIv6COWI pic.twitter.com/7WNxHEHJdn— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
In the third press conference of the Economic Package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that today's announcement would focus on agriculture and allied activities.
Today's announcements will focus on agriculture and allied activities: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/Sa6IJidOZe— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Rs 30,000 crores additional emergency working capital funding through NABARD; 3 crore farmers to benefit: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
To benefit around 3 crore farmers, mostly small and marginal #farmers, Govt announces Rs 30,000 crores Additional Emergency Working Capital Funding through #NABARD #AatmaNirbharBharatPackage pic.twitter.com/KrVN0jBn5J— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 14, 2020
Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit boost to 2.5 crore farmers through Kisan Credit Cards: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Rs 2 lakh crore Concessional credit boost to 2.5 crore farmers through #KisanCreditCards; Fishermen and Animal Husbandry farmers will also be included in this drive#AatmaNirbharBharatPackage pic.twitter.com/Dbv3D7wpqt— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 14, 2020
To create job opportunities for tribals/adivasis -plans worth Rs 6000 crores to be approved shortly under Compensatory Afforestation Management & Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
To create job opportunities for #Tribals /Adivasis -Plans worth Rs 6000 crores to be approved shortly under Compensatory Afforestation Management & Planning Authority (#CAMPA) Funds#AatmaNirbharBharatPackage pic.twitter.com/TjdhzlPbJ1— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 14, 2020
NABARD to extend additional re-finance support of Rs 30,000 crores for crop loan requirement of Rural Co-op banks and RRBs: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government to extend the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme up to March 2021; 2.5 lakhs middle income families to benefit during 2020-21 , says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government to support nearly 50 lakh street vendors with Rs 5000 crore Special Credit Facility: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government of India will provide Interest subvention of 2 percent for prompt MUDRA-Shishu Loans payees for a period of 12 months, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government of India will provide interest subvention of 2% for prompt MUDRA-Shishu Loans payees for a period of 12 months; Relief of Rs 1500 crores to MUDRA-Shishu loan payees: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/SPS4UK9ICO— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2020
Government to launch a scheme for affordable rental housing for migrant workers/urban poor to provide ease of living by converting govt funded housing in cities into Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC) under PPP mode through concessionaire: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
We assure 100 percent of national portability of 'One nation one ration card' by March 31, 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
One Nation One Ration Card will be implemented across the country, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
One Nation One Ration Card will be implemented- 67 crore beneficiaries in 23 states covering 83% of PDS population will be covered by national portability by August 2020: FM Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/72s0bj6PD0— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2020
Free food grains supply to all migrants for the next 2 months. For non-card holders, they shall be given 5kg wheat/rice per person and 1 kg chana per family/month for 2 months. 8 crore migrants will benefit- Rs 3500 crores to be spent on this: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
We are extending EPF support for business and organised workers for another 3 months for salary months of June, July and August 2020, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Extending EPF Support for business and organised workers for another 3 months for salary months of June, July and August 2020 - will provide liquidity for workers in MSME and other Businesses#AatmaNirbharBharatPackage pic.twitter.com/2LoXs89Zax— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 14, 2020
We want to give the right to minimum wage universally to all workers. We are proposing a national floor-wise wage rate so that uniform wage rate prevails across states, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman on reforms in works.
Minimum wage for workers hiked from Rs 182 to Rs 202 per day. States and UTs have also been told to provide jobs to migrants: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
7,200 new SHGs for urban poor have been formed during the last two months, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
12,000 self-help groups (SHGs) have produced more than 3 crore masks and 1.2 lakh litres of sanitizers during #COVID19 period. 7,200 new SHGs for urban poor have been formed during the last two months: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/l7AFedNofV— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2020
We have already generated 14.62 crore person-days of work till 13th May, which is 40-50 percent more persons enrolled as compared to last May. Migrant workers going back to their states being actively enrolled: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Direct support to farmers and rural economy provided post Covid-19 as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package, says FM. She further said that 25 lakh new Kisan Credit Cards have been sanctioned with a loan limit of Rs 25,000 crore.
Governmentt has permitted state governments to utilise SDRF for setting up shelter for migrants and providing them food and water etc...We are conscious, we are attending to the migrants and giving them in various different ways, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
#AatmaNirbharBharatPackage provides support for #Migrants & Urban Poor:— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 14, 2020
â Govt permitted State Governments to utilise SDRF for setting up shelter for migrants
â Central Government released Rs 11002 crore of its contribution in advance to all States on 3rd April pic.twitter.com/ACpjvtbfvL
Lauding FM Nirmala Sitharaman, EAM Jaishankar tweeted, "Foreign Policy begins at home. A strong economy allows our voice to be heard in the world."
Foreign Policy begins at home. A strong economy allows our voice to be heard in the world.— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) May 14, 2020
Applaud FM @nsitharaman’s bold initiatives under PM @narendramodi’s leadership in reviving the MSME sector. This is the backbone of the economy. We must never allow it to be hollowed out.
Three crore marginal farmers have already availed Rs 4 lakh crore of loans on concessional rates, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman as she unveils 2nd tranche of eco package.
Interest subvention and prompt repayment incentive on crop loans due from 1st March has been extended to 31st May: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/8G4CFxKrKo— ANI (@ANI) May 14, 2020
A total of nine steps will be announced today, says FM Sitharaman. These include 3 for migrant workers, 1 for Shishu loan within mudra, 1 for street vendors, 1 for housing, 1 for employment generations largely for tribals and 2 for small farmers.
Today's initiatives focuses on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders, the self-employed and small farmers, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Watch Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman second address to the nation here:
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan visited National Centre for Disease Control today and inaugurated an automated COVID-19 testing machine in New Delhi.
After announcing 16 measures as part of the 20 lakh crore Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be addressing a second press conference today at 4 pm. Stay tuned for live updates.
So, what is FM @nsitharaman going to announce today, to transform #COVID19 crisis into an opportunity, to help realize the vision of an #AatmanirbharBharat?— PIB in Maharashtra ðÂÂ®ðÂÂ³ #MaskYourself ðÂÂ· (@PIBMumbai) May 14, 2020
Find out, 2nd press conference at 4 PM today
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Delhi sees biggest spike in number of Coronavirus cases
472 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi cause biggest single-day spike. Delhi's Covid tally stands at 8470, including 3,045 recovered patients and 115 deaths.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman to address another press conference today at 4 pm
Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman will address a Press Conference today, 13th May 2020, at 4 PM in New Delhi.
Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman will address a Press Conference today, 13th May 2020, at 4 PM in New Delhi.#EconomicPackage#AatmanirbharBharat #AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/FmKcItA23C— Ministry of Finance ð®ð³ #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) May 13, 2020
'Work from home' to be new normal for govt offices post lockdown: Personnel Ministry
Asserting that central government employees may have to work with staggered attendance and variable working hours, the Personnel Ministry has come out with a draft framework for ‘work for home’ for the staff post-lockdown.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) may provide option for work from home to the eligible officers/staff for 15 days in a year as a matter of policy, it said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the announcements made by the government to boost the economy will go a long way in addressing issues faced by businesses, especially MSMEs. He tweeted saying that the steps will boost liquidity, empower the entrepreneurs and 'strengthen their competitive spirit.'
Today’s announcements by FM @nsitharaman will go a long way in addressing issues faced by businesses, especially MSMEs. The steps announced will boost liquidity, empower the entrepreneurs and strengthen their competitive spirit. #AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 13, 2020
Finance Ministry also extend Vivaad se Vishwas scheme till December 31, 2020.
Due date for Income Tax returns for the year 2019-2020 now being extended from 31st July and 31 Oct to 30 November 2020: FM Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/CtGrhwLScO— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
TDS/TCS rates to be reduced by 25 percent till March 31, 2021, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
TDS/TCS rates to be reduced by 25% till March 31, 2021: FM pic.twitter.com/kRdS7yG3T9— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
Due date of all IT Return filings extended from July 31 to November 30, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Due date of all income-tax return for FY 2019-20— Dharmendra Jore (@dharmendrajore) May 13, 2020
will be extended from 31st July, 2020 & 31st
October, 2020 to 30th November, 2020 and Tax
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"Treat COVID-19 as an event of 'Force Majeure' under RERA,"says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Ministry of Housing to advise States/UTs &their Regulatory Authorities to extend registration&completion date suo-moto by 6mnts for all registered projects expiring on or after 25Mar,2020 without individual applications.Treat COVID-19 as an event of 'Force Majeure' under RERA:FM pic.twitter.com/FkocypN8D8— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
Providing major relief to contractors, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that all Central agencies will provide an extension of up to 6 months, without cost to contractor, to obligations like completion of work covering construction and goods and services contracts.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 90,000 crore liquidity injection for Power Distribution Companies (DISCOMs).
Reacting to FM Nirmala Sitharaman's address to the nation, Tehseen Poonawalla asks, "The MSME package announced by ma'am #NirmalaSitharaman ji today , wasn't this already announced by Nitin Gadkari ji?
The MSME package announced by ma'am #NirmalaSitharaman ji today , wasn't this already announced by Nitin Gadkari ji?— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) May 13, 2020
Government launches a Rs 30,000 crore Special Liquidity Scheme for non-banking financial companies, microfinance companies, housing finance companies: FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
The government announces Rs 45,000 crore liquidity infusion through a Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme 2.0 for NBFCs: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/fwGutSwRqo— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
In order to provide more take home salary for employees, EPF contribution is being reduced for businesses and workers for 3 months, amounting to liquidity support of Rs 6750 crores: FM.
In order to provide more take home salary for employees and to give relief to employers in payment of PF, EPF contribution is being reduced for businesses & workers for 3 months, amounting to liquidity support of Rs 6750 crores: FM https://t.co/hn4N8oGcAB pic.twitter.com/gIFqHv1oqH— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
Government of India support towards EPF contribution extended by another 3 months for June, July, and August, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman. This will benefit 70.22 lakh employees.
To ease financial stress as businesses get back to work, Government decides to continue EPF Support for Business & Workers for 3 more months providing a liquidity relief of Rs 2,500 crore. #AatmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan pic.twitter.com/02uw5GO1TE— PIB India #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) May 13, 2020
Government of India and Central Public Sector Enterprises will honour every MSME receivable in the next 45 days: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Amid FM Nirmala Sithraman's speech, Central Pollution Control Board bans use of plastic, thermocol & plaster of Paris in making idols to ensure idol immersion in eco-friendly manner in country, reports news agency PTI.
Central Pollution Control Board bans use of plastic, thermocol & plaster of Paris in making idols to ensure idol immersion in eco-friendly manner in country— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 13, 2020
Global tenders to be disallowed in Government procurement up to Rs 200 crores. This will make self-reliant India, will also then be able to serve 'Make in India', says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Definition of MSMEs is changing, which is in favour of the MSMEs, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
Definition of MSMEs has been revised, investment limit to be revised upwards, additional criteria of turnover also being introduced: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/BHYcGWD9H2— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
Collateral free loan to be provided to SMEs with 12 month moratorium; 45 lakh units to benefit, says FM as she announced parts of economic package.
Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion for MSMEs through Fund of Funds; to be operated through a Mother Fund and few daughter funds; this will help to expand MSME size as well as capacity: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Government to provide stressed MSMEs with equity support; Government will facilitate the provision of Rs. 20,000 Crores as subordinate debt, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
This will enable 45 lakh MSME units to resume business activity and also safeguard jobs: FM Sitharaman https://t.co/q6zsXOEYt6— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
FM Nirmala Sitharaman announce Rs 3 lakh crores collateral-free automatic loans for businesses, including SMEs. Borrowers with up Rs 25 crore outstanding and Rs 100 crore turnover are eligible, she said.
Collateral free automatic loans to MSMEs worth Rs3 Lakh Crore. These have 4 year tenor, valid up to October 31st, 2020: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/ZgtiKkOzAf— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
Beginning today, over the next few days we will come before you (media) with team to put forth PM Modi's vision, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
We shall not forget that we do have a responsibility towards the poor, needy, the migrants workers, divyang and the aged of the country : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman #EconomicPackage pic.twitter.com/kKHTwvdEwy— ANI (@ANI) May 13, 2020
PM Narendra Modi is known to take big decisions and his vision will help make India self-reliant, says Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs. He further said that the first step taken by PM was providing Rs 1.70 lakh crore PM Garib Kalyan Yojana scheme for welfare of poor.
Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) India does not mean India is to be an isolationist country, says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
"Yesterday, PM gave us a headline and a blank page. Naturally, my reaction was a blank!...Today, we look forward to the FM filling the blank page," tweets Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
Yesterday, PM gave us a headline and a blank page. Naturally, my reaction was a blank!— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 13, 2020
Today, we look forward to the FM filling the blank page. We will carefully count every ADDITIONAL rupee that the government will actually infuse into the economy.
Talking about the special econimic package, FM Nirmala Sitharaman says that the package is to spurt growth and to build a very self reliant India and that is why this whole initiative is called Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, sasy FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
PM Narendra Modi laid out a comprehensive vision, and that vision was laid out after wide consultations with several sections of the society, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman.
FM Nirmala Sithraman's address will be telecast live on all channels of national broadcaster Doordarshan as well as aired on All India Radio. It can also be viewed on Ministry of Finance's Twitter and Facebook handles. Watch the speech here:
Welcoming PM Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore special package, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the move would spur economic growth in India. "The Rs 20 lakh crore package will spur economic growth of the country during the pandemic," Sawant said.
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Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, Maharashtra government sought 20 companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) to maintain law and order and peace during the COVID-19 pandemic, Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.
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Talking about PM Narendra Modi's call for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that it does not imply isolationism or becoming exclusionist. She also said that PM Modi was confident that will people of India will lead the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
#AatmaNirbharBharat does not imply isolationism or becoming exclusionist. We’ll build capacities, skill people and compete globally acquiring strengths. We’ll build the #Local. After all, every global brand began with their #Local strength. We shall integrate with GVCs. @PMOIndia— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) May 12, 2020
Taking to Twitter, Ministry of Finance said that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference in New Delhi at 4 pm today. This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced USD 265 billion fiscal stimulus to deal with COVID-19 situation in the country.
Finance Minister Smt.@nsitharaman to address a press conference today, 13th May, at 4PM in New Delhi.— Ministry of Finance ð®ð³ #StayHome #StaySafe (@FinMinIndia) May 13, 2020
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On Tuesday, India reported 3,525 fresh cases of coronavirus thereby taking the COVID-19 tally to 74,281. Of the total cases, 47480 are active and 2,415 are fatalities so far while at least 24,385 people have recovered from the disease, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to be self-reliant, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that every big product, branded product, were local sometime.
For every section of our society there is something in the #AatmaNirbharBharat We should make #Local our mantra. Every big product, branded product, were #Local sometime. @PMOIndia @narendramodi is confident that we can do this.— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) May 12, 2020
Thanking PM Modi for the special package, Indian film actor Pawan Kalyan said that the fiscal stimulus shall be a historic reform. He also said that the 21st century will belong to India.
Thank You Hon. PM Sri @narendramodi ji , Mission Self Reliant India - shall help our Nation to rise and lead the world. This fiscal stimulus shall be a historic reform and it begins from today. 21st Century shall belong to India – The Emergence of Bharat.ð#AatmanirbharBharat— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) May 12, 2020
Reacting to PM Narendra Modi's address to the nation, author Chetan Bhagat said that the special package is definitely a step in the right direction. In another tweet, Bhagat said that the global pandemic will create big economic reforms that were needed but never done.
If I’ve been continuously writing about doing something big for the economy, and the government finally announces some steps to do that, it is disingenuous to not support the move. Awaiting details, and those will be analysed, but definitely step in right direction.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) May 12, 2020
Special economic package is for our labourers, farmers, honest taxpayers, MSMEs and cottage industry and starting Wednesday, finance minister Nirmala Sitaraman will explain the details of the special economic package, said the PM.
Talking about Lockdown 4.0, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that information related to the extension of the lockdown will be given to the countrymen before 18th May.
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This era of self-reliant India will be a new festival for every Indian. Now we have to move forward with a new life force, new determination, says Modi.
Fourth phase to be complete different
We must not restrict our lives only around coronavirus, Modi said in his speech on Tuesday, and added that the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown in India will be completely different from the earlier three phases of the lockdown.
Renewed Lockdown 4.0 details will be addressed before May 18: PM Modi
Experts say that coronavirus will stay for a long time. But we must not let this crisis overwhelm us. We will take all precautions but still move ahead, says Modi
Every Indian to be vocal about local: Modi
PM bats for local products, says every Indian must be "vocal about local". "We mustn't just purchase local products but also promote them globally".
There's a special focus on the poor, migrants, labourers, fishermen, etc in the financial package. It is the need of the hour for India to play a significant role in the global supply chain.
Modi announces economic package for farmers, middle class families
Economic package is for the middle-class who pay their taxes responsibly, for the ones who are fighting tirelessly, for the industries, says PM Modi.
Lockdown 4 trends on Twitter
Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, #NarendraModi and #Lockdown4 started to trend on social networking site Twitter.
Package for land, labour, liquidity, law areas
Modi announced Rs 20 lakh package for land, labour, liquidity, law areas.
The recent decisions by the government, the decisions by the RBI combined with today's financial package announcement come to about Rs 20 lakh crore - almost 10 per cent of the country's GDP.
I announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'. The announcements made by the govt over COVID, decisions of RBI & today's package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores. This is 10% of India's GDP: PM Narendra Modi #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/VGpGlIapOy— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2020
Modi announces special economic package for 'self-reliant' India
The Prime Minister announced a special package of Rs 20 lakh crore to build a self-reliant India.
Narendra Modi praises Indian medicines
In a world that is fighting life & death, India's medicines today bring a new hope. With these steps, when India is being praised everywhere in the world, every Indian feels proud: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
This magnificent building of self-reliant India will stand on five pillars, says Modi, Five pillars that India will stand on to become self-reliant are Economy, Infrastructure, Systems, Demography and Demand.
India's tech experts helped in coming out of Y2K crisis
Narendra Modi said, "India's tech experts helped the world come out of the Y2K crisis at the turn of the century. The world now believes that India can do very well. Can contribute greatly towards the welfare of mankind."
India to become self-reliant
Saying that India has been an example for progress in the last century, Modi said that the country needs to become self-reliant in the world after the coronavirus pandemic.
"Before the pandemic, India wasn't producing N-95 masks or any PPE equipment, but now there are lakhs of PPE equipment being produced in India," he added.
India's progress in manufacturing N95 masks and PPE kits
Narendra Modi said, "When the crisis started then not even a single PPE kit was manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today 2 Lakh PPE kits and 2 Lakh N95 masks are manufactured in India daily."
Narendra Modi focuses on strengthening resolve
"We have to protect ourselves, and also move forward. We need to further strengthen our resolve," Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that more than 42 lakh people from different countries have been infected by #COVID19, more than 2.75 lakh people have lost their lives due to the virus. "In India too many families have lost their dear ones, I express my condolences to them," he said.
Narendra Modi: World in a state of war
Prime minister Narendra Modi started speaking on COVID-19 situation, and said the world has been battling the pandemic for over four months now. Over 3 lakh people around the world have succumbed to the infection, he says, condoling the deaths.
Prime Minister's address begins
The Prime Minister begins his address to the nation.
Mamata Banerjee on meet with Prime Minister
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the lack of a plan against COVID-19. "There are expectations during meetings with prime minister, however we return with an empty basket every time. There is no income for the last two months but we are not getting any alternative from Centre."
Coronavirus in India
Today is the forty-ninth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which is meant to stop the novel coronavirus pandemic. Known COVID-19 cases in India stand at 70,756. The death toll in India due to the outbreak has reached 2,293.
Doubling time improves
Health minister Harsh Vardhan said that the doubling time of coronavirus cases in India has improved to 12.2 days from 10.9 days. He also added that there is a need for "enhanced surveillance and contact-tracing in view of migrants and expats returning home."
When and where to watch?
PM Modi’s address will be telecast live on all channels of national broadcaster Doordarshan as well as aired on All India Radio. It can also be viewed on PMO India’s Twitter and Facebook handles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today.
Prime Minister's fifth address to the nation
This will be the prime minister's fifth address to the nation, including a video message, following the outbreak of COVID-19. In his March 19 address, the prime minister announced a "janata curfew" on March 22. On March 24, he announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown. On April 3, in a video message, Modi asked the nation to light lamps for frontline corona warriors on April 5.
The last time the prime minister addressed the nation was on April 14 when he announced the extension of the lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi's office took to Twitter and announced, "PM Modi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM this evening." Earlier PM Modi had addressed the nation on April 14 when he announced the extension of the lockdown until May 3.
Shri @narendramodi will be addressing the nation at 8 PM this evening.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 12, 2020
During his fifth video conference meeting with Chief Ministers of all states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is "global recognition for India's success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic." He also appreciated made the efforts made by all state governments in this regard. "Let us stay the course as we move forward together," the Prime Minister said.