Tourism can play a big role in reviving the economy hit by Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told chief ministers on Monday as he pointed to the potential of domestic tourism as well as the opportunity to attract a larger number of overseas travellers.
Officials said that instead of tariffs, the package will aim for systemic transformation. They stressed that Modi’s call for a selfreliant India is different from the isolationist and protectionist impulses seen in other parts of the world.
Such ‘PPE Shops’ could open in all major airports via Airports Authority of India (AAI) contracts with private parties, ET has learnt. The process has already been started for half-a-dozen airports like Amritsar, Pune, Patna, Coimbatore and Agartala airports with AAI inviting tenders for the same over Monday and Tuesday.
"Why did Mr. Amit Shah need to write a letter and send that to the press? After it was out in the news, people were asking me. What am I supposed to do? Why don’t you speak to us directly? Why letters are being sent to the media with rampant accusations?" the West Bengal CM said at the meeting.
Modi said there was global recognition for India’s success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic and the Centre appreciated the efforts made by all state governments in this regard.
The Centre is keen to frame broad guidelines for the resumption of economic activities.
The government’s principal scientific advisor says until we have a vaccine and it is distributed and given to people, we have to make sure that we take care to follow the five mantras — hygiene, wear masks, practice social distancing, test and track
In India, one of the largest manufacturers of vaccines, over 30 attempts are going on at vaccine companies, and through a partnership between academicians and industry, to bring out a drug at the earliest possible time, said K VijayRaghavan, principal scientific advisor and co-chair of the Vaccine Task Force set up by the Prime Minister’s Office.
6 cities which are hubs of economic activities have been reporting 50% of cases and nearly 55% of all deaths.
The government is in a bind over conducting the Amarnath Yatra from June 23 as pilgrims cannot be given the go-ahead without health certificates from doctors but owing to Covid-19, medical staff across the country is already overburdened by the pandemic.
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