Prime Minister Narendra Modi held Video Conference meeting with Chief Ministers of States and UTs over Coronavirus. In video conference meeting PM interacted with CMs over situation of Covid19 and lockdown. Chief Ministers of Kerala didn't participate in video conferencing with PM. In 27 April video conference meeting the decision is taken on Migrant Workers, students stranded in other states. PMO after meeting elavborated about the discussions, said PM underlined Lockdown has yielded positive results as country has managed to save thousands of lives in the past 1 1/2 months. He added India’s population is comparable to that of the combined population of several countries. PM Modi in VC said impact of Coronavirus will remain visible in the coming months, masks & face covers will be part of our life.
The decision on extension of lockdown, relieve in services, opening of shops & small industries are being discussed in VC. The virtual meeting between PM @narendramodi and CMs, Administrators of States and UTs held via VC on April 27. Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan (in file pic) is not attending video conference meeting of CMs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on COVID19 situation. Kerala has given its suggestions in writing. Kerala Chief Secretary is attending the meeting, according to Sources.
Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa attends video conference meeting of Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on COVID19 situation. pic.twitter.com/hCmi5hYgCy— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2020
PM also heard issues related to Migrant Workers. Migrant workers don't need to travel to their native places during lockdown; daily needs of them, their families being taken care of, Centre tells Supreme Court in status report.
Home Minister Amit Shah assured states that all possible facilities to be provided. States need to tighten the lockdown guidelines, it would be a long fight.
Prime Minister said that we have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID -19. He emphasized on the importance of usage of technology as much as possible and also to utilize time to embrace reform measures.
For the economic revival of the State, a committee of ministers & a committee of experts has been constituted. CM has suggested that duration of MNREGA wage employment be incre ased to 150 days from the present 100 days, Uttarakhand CM Office on the meeting of CMs with the PM.
On the issue of getting back Indians who are overseas, PM said that this has to be done keeping in mind the fact that they don’t get inconvenienced and their families are not under any risk: PMO on PM's meeting with CMs.
PM Modi emphasized on the significance of ensuring that more people download the AarogyaSetu app to bolster the efforts of the country in the battle against COVID-19, added PMO on PM's meeting with CMs
Prime Minister also urged Chief Ministers to factor in the changes in weather - advent of summer and monsoon - and the illnesses that can potentially come in this season, while strategizing ahead: PMO on PM's meeting with CMs.
PM said situation in many countries, incl India, was almost similar at the start of March. However, due to timely measures, India has been able to protect many people. He, however, forewarned that danger of virus is far from over&constant vigilance is of paramount importance, according to PMO.
Chief Ministers on Interaction with PM on April 27-
Odisha CM stresses on lockdown extension; says important activities should be allowed. Whereas Puducherry CM claims 'Most BJP CMs for lockdown extension' after attending PM-CM meeting. 'I also said that the Govt of India should give us an economic package, that is more important because we are giving rice to even Above Poverty Line (APL) families. So, Govt of Puducherry has to be financially helped by Govt of India', said Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy.