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India to ease coronavirus lockdown despite record new cases

India to ease coronavirus lockdown despite record new cases”

"For the first time in our country's history, farmers, farm labourers, small shopkeepers and workers in unorganised sector are assured the provision of regular monthly pension of Rs 3,000 after the age of 60 years", he said.

In Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state, a health official said 1,111 containment zones has been identified, while authorities in the western Gujarat state said that more than 400,000 houses were marked as high-risk zones. "At the same time, there is this belief that the way India has surprised the world in facing coronavirus with its unity, the country can present the same example in the economic field - 1.3 billion Indians cannot only surprise the world but can also inspire it", the letter highlighted. "We must always remember that the present and future of 130 crore will never be dictated by an adversity". Some are setting up Migrant Commissions, others are mapping skills of returning workers, some are encouraging start-ups. "There could be deficiencies in me, but there is nothing that our country lacks", Modi said.

He said as Parliament's productivity increased, breaking records, several key legislations were passed.

The government said on May 28 that a total of 377 spots covering 53,997 hectares have been covered under locust control operations since April 11. The initiatives and schemes he announced for India's poor - including electrification, as well as providing internet access and gas connections in villages - have helped restore the dignity of poor people in the country.

After the revocation of Article 370, the BJP government in December 2019 passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) - that entitles non-Muslim immigrants who entered India before 2015 from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh - to apply for Indian citizenship.

Highlighting the achievements of his government, he said, "India demonstrated its mettle through the surgical strike and airstrike".

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"The list of such historic actions and decisions taken in national interest would be too long to detail in this letter", Modi added.

"At the same time, decades old demands such as OROP (one rank one pension), One Nation One Tax- GST, better MSP for farmers were fulfilled", he said.

The prime minister said that "golden chapter" began in Indian democracy this day past year, when he came to power for the second straight term. The Ram Mandir judgment, delivered unanimously by the Supreme Court of India, brought an amicable end to a debate persisting for centuries.

He also commended the people for standing united and keeping the COVID-19 at bay.

PM Modi said that everyone is now working on their resolve towards "Make in India".

"The light of Jan Shakti' and Rashtra Shakti' has ignited the entire nation".



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