PM Modi’s Address to the Nation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation today, said timely decisions and measures have played a crucial role in tackling coronavirus. "In comparison to other countries, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against COVID-19," said PM Modi. The Prime Minister, in his address to the nation appealed to the people to not be negligent and observe social distancing norms and other precautions religiously. PM Modi said that as the country gradually unlocks people are showing negligence towards social distancing norms. He urged everyone to observe all the safety precautions with utmost care. He then went on to say that people who are not following rules need to be stopped and made aware of the problems. “Nobody is above rules in India, even if it's the leader of the nation”. He stated that there has been a negligence by people in their social and personal behavior and that was a sign of worry. He then went on to speak regarding the work done by the government for the farmers. PM Modi pointed out that the last few months, farmers have got a total of Rs 18,000 crore directly in their bank accounts, for migrants too, the PM Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Yojana has been launched. About 80 crore people have also got 5 kg ration for free and 1 kg of dal (cereal) per month free of cost. He then reassured the nation that government is working round the clock to ensure that people get the support they need in this time of crisis. Keeping in mind all the festivals that are coming up in the next few months, the PM hoped that this scheme would provide crucial essential food rations to the country’s migrant and daily laborers and announced that the scheme will now be extended till Diwali and Chhatt Puja -- till the end of November. Lastly, he spoke about the introduction of the One Nation One Ration Card and how the Modi Sarkar hoped that this scheme would benefit the migrant workers and their families in these uncertain times.
Reporter : Srijan Vasireddy