Govt working to save lives, livelihood: FM tells India Inc amid COVID surge

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday stated she has taken inputs from numerous business chambers on issues of India Inc with regard to the administration of COVID pandemic and the centre would proceed to work with state governments to save lives and livelihood.

She sought suggestions from companies to take care of the impression of the second COVID-19 wave on the nation’s economic system.

It is to be famous that the economic system contracted by a whopping 23.9 per cent within the first quarter (April-June) of the earlier monetary yr due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Spoke on telephone with each of the following business/Chamber leaders. Took their inputs on industry/Association related matters. Informed them that GoI at various levels from @PMOIndia is responding to #Covid management. Working together with states for lives and livelihoods,” she stated in a tweet.

The Finance Minister had interactions with heads of business chambers together with CII president Uday Kotak, Uday Shankar, president Ficci, and Vineet Agarwal president Assocham.

She additionally spoke to many enterprise leaders like Tata Steel managing director T V Narendran, L&T chairman A M Naik, TCS managing director Rajesh Gopinathan, Maruti Suzuki chairman R C Bhargava, TVS Group chairman Venu Srinivasan and Hero Moto Corp managing director Pawan Munjal to take their suggestions on scenario arising out of surging COVID-19 circumstances and native containments.

Last week, the Finance Minister made it clear that the federal government wouldn’t go for lockdowns in a giant approach and solely resort to native containment to break the COVID-19 chain.

“Even with the second wave, we are very clear that we are not going in for lockdowns in a big way. We don’t want to totally arrest the economy. The local level isolation of patients, or households which have people in quarantines are the methods through which the crisis will be handled, the second wave will be handled. There shall not be lockdown,” Sitharaman had stated.

Daily common COVID-19 circumstances throughout the nation crossed 1.7 lakh on Sunday. India’s complete tally of COVID-19 circumstances crossed 1.50 crore with a document single-day rise of two,73,810 new coronavirus infections, whereas the energetic circumstances surpassed the 19-lakh mark, in accordance to the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Monday.

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