How India will eat for 21 Days during Lockdown amid Coronavirus outbreak? Read all details.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21 day lockdown all over India. The lockdown is effective since March 24. The Prime Minister said that the only way the disease can be dealt with is by social distancing. The disease spreads rapidly.
How India will eat for 21 Days during Lockdown amid Coronavirus outbreak
Randeep Singh Surjewala, the permanent invitee member of Congress Working Committee (CWC), said, “What will happen to the life and livelihood of those who earn their livelihood every day? How will a daily wage earner, farmer and millions in the unorganized sector eat their food and sustain their families for 21 days?.”
He also added, “You (PM Modi) have given them no solution.”
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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has directed all Congress Chief Ministers to ensure the welfare of people working in the unorganized sector. This is as many of them have lost jobs owing to the outbreak.
Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She urged him to roll out a relief plan for the unorganized sector. This is in wake of the lockdown imposed by the Prime Minister on the country.
In her letter to the Prime Minister, Sonia Gandhi said, “Considering the extraordinary situation, I request you to consider advising the state-building and other construction welfare boards to roll out emergency wage support for the construction workers who are in distress.”
She also said that lakhs of migrant workers in India have left their jobs in fear of a prolonged economic shutdown.
The Congress president said, “As the second-largest employer in India, over 44 million construction workers are now faced with a precarious future. Many are stranded in cities and are deprived of their livelihoods due to the stringent lockdown measures.”
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All of India, comprising of 32 states and union territories is under this lockdown. This is to contain the rapid spread of the novel Coronavirus.
About 500 people have tested positive and 9 deaths have been reported in India as of now.
Mrs. Gandhi has also directed Chief Ministers under her party to take steps aimed towards the relief of the unorganized sector.
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She has sent letters to the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Punjab, Chattisgarh, and Puducherry. In the letters, she wrote, “At this juncture, it is critical that such workers are given benefit which they are entitled to under various statutory provisions.”
On the other hand, her son, Rahul Gandhi, tweeted that the crucial time for preparedness has been missed.
His tweet read, “I am feeling sad because this was completely avoidable. We had time to prepare. We should have taken this threat much more seriously and have been much better prepared.”