PM Modi, HM Amit Shah, Niti Aayog say the announcements made by FM Sitharaman will reboot the COVID pandemic stressed Indian economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said measures and reforms announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will boost entrepreneurship, help public sector units and revitalize the village economy. Reform trajectories of the states will also get an impetus. Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the measures will go a long way in realizing the idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat. These steps will prove to be a game-changer for health, education and business sectors, which will provide employment to crores of poor. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for taking these measures. In a series of tweets, Amit Shah said, the additional allocation of Rs 40 thousand crores under MGNREGS will not only help generate  employment for the poor and migrant workers but will also help create durable livelihood assets  which will greatly boost rural economy and infrastructure. He said Prime Minister Modi has resolved to prepare India for COVID like pandemic in the future by strengthening and revamping India’s health sector. Amit Shah  added that the government has decided to increase India’s health expenditure to create Infectious Diseases Hospital Blocks in every district, strengthening lab network and surveillance and encouraging research. NITI Aayog CEO  Amitabh Kant termed the fiscal stimulus and reforms under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan as pathbreaking. He  told All India Radio the government has ushered in sectoral reforms which were long pending. He added that the previous governments had no strong will to bring in the reforms, which were long due. He welcomed the announcement of relief packages by the Finance Minister. The CEO also said that the economy should be allowed to revive in the fourth phase of lockdown. He, however, maintained that all measures to prevent further spread of COVID-19 should be ensured.

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