Government Intiatives Against CoViD-19 | India Fight Corona
Government Intiatives Against CoViD-19
By far the news revolve, India is standing rigidly against the spreading pandemic of CoVid – 19. PM Cares Fund, RBI releasing EMI, and not just the central government, but other organisations and states have come together in helping everyone to cope out the situation of Lockdown in the country and reduce the highly contagious virus.
Originated in Wuhan, a city in China, Coronavirus is now responsible for over 31 Thousands Deaths and infecting over 6.5 Lacs individuals globally. This highly contagious virus made its way in India in January 30, 2020, when the first case came forward in when 3 students who returned from Wuhan were reported for Coronavirus Pandemic. Since then, in-numerous cases around the nation have been witnessed with a total of 987 cases in India with 25 deaths.
Highly populated, low medical facilities and global crisis of medical facilities alarmed the Indian Government to take harsh and immediate measures to stop a country of 1.33 Billion from collapsing into the arms of an incurable virus. On March 25th 2020, PM. Narendra Modi declared a nationwide 21-day lockdown restraining orders on all commercial exchange,travel,public places stopping all kinds of gathering and socialising.
Apart from that many people came forward supporting and helping government in staying home and reducing the amount of spread that might take place. Central and State Governments also have prepared in case of any immediate emergency and released funds for victims.
- Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today held a video conference with Prince Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Energy and Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco to ensure uninterrupted LPG supplies to India.
- Indian Air Force is engaged in supporting availability of critical medical supplies to tackle spread COVID19. All transport aircraft including C-17, C-130 Super Hercules, AN-32 and Dornier being used to supply medical equipment as per requirements of ICMR and other agencies: IAF
- CBSE has decided to contribute Rs 21,00,000 from all employees who have voluntarily come forward to donate their salaries. Accordingly, Group ‘A’ employees have donated two-day salary and Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees one day salary to PM CARES fund: Anurag Tripathi, CBSe
- PM Cares –
- Kotak Mahindra Bank & Managing Director Uday Kotak personally, commit immediate support of Rs 50 crore to PM CARES fund (Rs 25 crore each): Kotak Mahindra Bank.
- CBI officials to donate their one day salary to Prime Minister’s citizen assistance and relief in emergency situations fund (PM CARES Fund) to help the Centre in efforts to fight coronavirus.
- President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday announced to contribute his one month salary to Prime Minister’s relief fund to fight novel coronavirus crisis and also appealed to citizens to donate funds to defeat the pandemic.
Thank you, Honourable President.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2020
- PM Modi on Twitter: I would like to thank Shri Pradeep and Shri Pankaj Rathod of the Cello Group for contributing Rs. 3.5 crore to the PM-CARES fund. Such support from the world of commerce and industry is extremely valuable.()
I would like to thank Shri Pradeep and Shri Pankaj Rathod of the Cello Group for contributing Rs. 3.5 crore to the PM-CARES fund. Such support from the world of commerce and industry is extremely valuable. #IndiaFightsCorona
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 29, 2020
Central Government –
- Thursday, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ₹1.7 lakh crore Covid-19 mitigation economic relief package under the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY).
- Additional 15 kg grain (rice or wheat) and 3 kg of dal free to 80 crore poor Indians; ex gratia ₹1,500 (₹500 over the next three months) to 20 crore Jan Dhan account-holding women.
- Free liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to 8.64 crore Ujjwala beneficiaries; addition support of an extra one-time ₹1,000 to the three crore senior citizens, widows and divyangs (differently abled). Besides, the five crore families of MGNREGA workers will received increased wage support of up to ₹2,000.
- The government will expedite payment of the first instalment (₹2,000) due in 2020-21 in April itself under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN). For the organised sector worker, GoI will pay the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions of both sides for 80 lakh employees of small companies who earn up to ₹15,000 a month.
- The Delhi government has announced that it will be converting schools in the Ghazipur area into night shelters to accommodate hundreds of migrant workers walking back home due to the coronavirus lockdown.
- Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited Ghazipur on Saturday morning and met migrant labourers. “We have started converting schools here (Ghazipur) into night shelters to accommodate these people. I request people to not leave their homes or shanties. Homeless people can stay at night shelters. We have the capacity to feed the people of entire Delhi,” he said.
- In a joint digital press conference with Lt Governor Anil Baijal, Kejriwal urged people belonging to states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Bengal, to return from the border. He said the government has also set up ”hunger relief centres” to serve free meals to the needy people in all districts.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has arranged for 1,000 buses to ferry migrant labourers who are stranded on the border districts owing to a countrywide lockdown. Uttar Pradesh government has set up a high level committee chaired by the state’s finance minister for transfer of money to daily wage labourers that are sure to suffer with the halt of construction and other activity as the state tightens rules to prevent it from entering stage 3 of the Covid 19 spread.
In many villages in Purulia district, barricades have been put up to restrict entry of outsiders & announcements are being made asking people, who returned from cities, to take necessary precautions & stay at home. #CoronavirusLockdown
West Bengal: In many villages in Purulia district, barricades have been put up to restrict entry of outsiders & announcements are being made asking people, who returned from cities, to take necessary precautions & stay at home. #CoronavirusLockdown pic.twitter.com/H3ZBjuy9de
— ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2020
The Odisha government has decided to give extensive training to MBBS students so that they can be deployed to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Jammu & Kashmir
Party President and MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah today released an additional amount of Rs 1.5 crore to Srinagar based hospitals. The amount is to be equally distributed among three hospitals.
Udham Singh Nagar District Magistrate allows farmers to harvest crops&take their Combine Harvesters to the fields but only three people would be permitted to go with the machines and farmers would have to stay till work is complete and only then return home.