Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke through video conference with chief ministers of all states to discuss the situation arising due to Corona virus epidemic in the country. Home Minister Amit Shah was also present in the meeting.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with all the Chief Ministers for the fourth time today after the lockdown implemented in the country on 22 March. Discussing the state of the epidemic and the steps taken by the Center and states to stop the epidemic. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and senior officials of PMO were also present in this virtual meeting.
Chief Ministers who attended the meeting included Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi), Uddhav Thackeray (Maharashtra), EK Palaniswamy (Tamil Nadu), Konrad Sangma (Meghalaya), Trivinder Singh Rawat (Uttarakhand) and Yogi Adityanath (Uttar Pradesh). At the meeting, the Prime Minister was seen covering his mouth with white and green border skulls.
Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat and Haryana got a chance to speak at the meeting. Other chief ministers have been asked to give their suggestions in writing. Meghalaya Chief Minister Sangma said that the state wants to continue the lockdown after May 3. In which restrictions on inter-state and inter-district activities will continue.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister of Mizoram said that the state will accept whatever is decided by the central government. Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy called for the intervention of the Center to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment for the corona warriors of the state. He expressed his desire to start industries when the lockdown ended on May 3 and sought financial support from the Government of India to fight Kovid-19.
PM said in the meeting, benefit of lockdown
According to sources, in the meeting, the Prime Minister told the Chief Ministers of all the states that the benefit of the collective effort is visible. He said that we are getting benefit of lockdown. He said that India is in a better position than other countries.
The duration of MNREGA should be increased from 100 days to 150: Trivendra Rawat
The Chief Minister’s Office of Uttarakhand said that in conversation with the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat said, “A committee of ministers and experts has been formed for the economic revival of the state. The Chief Minister has suggested that the current period of MGNREGA wage employment be increased from 100 days to 150 days.