Mumbai: In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi have asked Union Ministers to prepare a list of ten major decisions and ‘ten priority areas of focus’ once lockdown ends.
He stated that it is strategically necessary for emerging conditions and that the government should work on a war footing to minimize the impact of COVID-19.
Prime Minister Modi, who interacted with Union Ministers through video-conferencing, said that Union Ministries should prepare a business continuity plan and asked all departments to maintain an objective index on how their work will promote ‘Make in India.’
He said that the country needed to reduce its dependence on other countries and said that classified schemes should be made gradually in open spaces where hotspots are not present.
The Prime Minister said that the crisis provides an opportunity to become self-sufficient in the medical field.
Mentioning the impact of the crisis on India’s exports, he asked ministers to submit actionable suggestions to boost manufacturing and exports and ensure that new regions and countries are added to India’s exports.
According to a PMO release, Modi praised the leadership of the ministers and said that the sustained response provided by them has been effective in formulating strategies to deal with COVID-19.
He said that it is necessary that leaders liaise with the state and district administration, especially in the districts which are hotspots for the epidemic.
He asked them to make them aware of the ground situation and provide solutions to emerging problems.
Talking about the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Prime Minister Modi said that the government should work on a war footing to mitigate this effect, adding that the ministries should prepare a business continuity plan.
He said that hierarchical schemes should be made gradually in open departments where hotspots are not present, adding that the crisis provides an opportunity to become self-sufficient in the medical field.
The country is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The 21-day lockdown was announced on March 24.