Live: I announce a special economic package today, the package totals Rs 20 lakh crores, it is 10% of India's GDP, says PM Modi

WION Web Team New Delhi May 12, 2020, 07.27 PM (IST)

Narendra Modi Photograph: ANI

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India has been on lockdown due to coronavirus since March 25 after India's Prime Minister Modi in a televised speech to the nation announced the lockdown on March 24, the lockdown was further extended till May 17 as the virus continued to spread.

During his meeting with chief ministers on Monday, several state CMs had urged the Indian prime minister to be careful while taking off the lockdown measures with many states still under the coronavirus wave. 

The Indian prime minister during his video conference with state chief ministers had said that measures needed to be more focused now with special care to be taken so that the virus does not enter villages in India.

May 12, 2020, 08.38 PM

"Time has taught us that we must make 'local' the mantra of our lives," PM Modi said.

"Global brands that are there today were once local too but when people in the West started supporting them they became global. That is why from today, every Indian must become vocal for our local," PM Modi said.


May 12, 2020, 08.32 PM

Lockdown 4 measures will be announced before May 18, PM Modi said.


May 12, 2020, 08.28 PM

I announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in the "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan". The package totals Rs 20 lakh crores. This is 10 per cent of India's GDP, PM Modi said.


May 12, 2020, 08.22 PM

"In a world that is fighting life and death, India's medicines today brings in new hope. With these steps, when India is being praised everywhere in the world, every Indian feels proud," PM Modi said.

"Today when the entire world is in crisis, we will have to further firm our resolve," PM Modi asserted.
 


May 12, 2020, 08.11 PM

"When the crisis started, not even a single PPE kit was being manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today 2 lakh N95 masks and PPE kits are manufactured in India daily," the Indian Prime Minister said. 


May 12, 2020, 08.08 PM

COVID-19 has disrupted the world economy, says PM Modi 

"As a nation we are at an important crossroad, the virus has brought an opportunity for India," PM Modi said.


May 12, 2020, 08.04 PM

"Just one virus has destroyed everything," India's Prime minister Modi said.

"The world has been fighting the virus for past four months"


May 12, 2020, 07.37 PM

India has been on lockdown due to coronavirus since March 25 after India's Prime Minister Modi in a televised speech to the nation announced the lockdown on March 24, the lockdown was further extended till May 17 as the virus continued to spread.


May 12, 2020, 07.36 PM

During his meeting with chief ministers on Monday, several state CMs had urged the Indian prime minister to be careful while taking off the lockdown measures with many states still under the coronavirus wave.


May 12, 2020, 07.29 PM

India's Prime Minister Modi will be addessing the nation on the coronavirus lockdown and will be informing the nation on the next steps to be taken as the country grapples with virus cases.

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