New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, addressing the country for the 5th time in the Corona era, announced an economic package of 20 lakh crores. Announcing this, PM Modi said, ‘This package is about 10 per cent of India’s GDP. This package will give a new impetus to the country’s development journey in 2020. To prove the resolve of self-reliant India, this package has a lot for land, liquidity, labour, cottage industries, small scale industries. This package is for the farmer of the country who is working day and night. This is for the middle class of the country. This package is for the Indian industry. For a few days from tomorrow, the Finance Minister will give detailed information about this economic package.
PM Modi said, ‘The country also saw the endurance of poor brothers and sisters of India. He has suffered a lot during this time. Who would not have felt his absence? Keeping this in mind, an economic package will be announced for every section.
Lockdown 4.0 will have new rules
PM Modi said, ‘Friends, all experts tell that Corona will remain a part of our life for a long time, but we will remain around it, it will not happen, we will have to move forward. We will put on masks, follow the other rules along with two yards. The fourth phase of the lockdown will change the rules. Suggestions are coming from states in this regard. Information related to Lockdown 4.0 will be given before 18 May. I am confident that we will fight Corona by following all the rules and will also move forward. You must take care of your family and close ones.
PM Modi said, “The world has now passed more than four months while coping with the corona infection. During this time, more than 42 lakh people from all countries have been infected with Corona. More than a quarter of a million people have died tragically. In India too, people have lost their loved ones. Friends, a virus has destroyed the world. The whole world is engaged in a war to save lives. We have not seen or heard such a crisis. Certainly, all this is unthinkable for mankind. This Crisis is unprecedented, but it is not acceptable for humans to be tired, lost, broken, shattered. Being cautious, following all the rules, now we have to escape and also move forward. Today, when the world is in crisis, then we have to strengthen our resolve, our resolve will also be greater than this crisis. Friends, We have been constantly hearing from the last century that the 21st century belongs to India. Even after the Corona crisis, the conditions that are being created in the world, we are also constantly watching.”
PM Modi said, ‘Today the situation is that every day 2 lakh PPE and 2 lakh N95 masks are being made in India. India turned disaster into an opportunity. This vision of India is going to prove impressive. The culture of India in front of the world speaks of that self-reliance, whose soul is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. India’s progress has always contained the progress of the world. Be it TV or malnutrition, India’s goals and campaigns have an impact on the world. India is praised worldwide by these steps. The world is beginning to believe that India can do very well. Can give a lot of good for the welfare of mankind. This has become possible due to the self-reliance of 130 crore countrymen and the resolve of India.
PM Modi said, ‘Today we have the resources, we have the best talent in the world, we will make the best product. Will make the supply chain more modern. We will definitely do this I have seen those days of Kutch earthquake before my eyes. Everything was destroyed as if Kutch had fallen asleep after wearing a sheet of death. Nobody could have imagined that the situation would be alright, but upon seeing it, Kutch stood up. If we are determined then no goal is difficult. India’s resolve power is such that India can become self-reliant.
Five pillars of India, which PM Modi told
- Our System
- Our Demography
This was the Prime Minister’s fourth special address to the country in the last two months. His address came at a time when he had a meeting with Chief Ministers of all the states a day earlier through video conferencing.
Prime Minister Modi first addressed the nation on 18 March and appealed to the people to observe the ‘Janata curfew’ from 9 am to 9 pm on 22 March.
The Prime Minister then announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown on 24 March to prevent the spread of the Kovid-19 infection and then on 14 April he extended it for another 19 days until 3 May.
However, even after this, the government had announced an extension of lockdown for two more weeks till 17 May.