New Delhi: Lockdown has been in force across the country for the past 1 month amid Corona virus crisis. Because of which everything is closed in the country, people are in homes, factories are locked. Which is directly impacting the country’s economy. For which all kinds of brainstorming and experiments are being done. Amidst all
New Delhi: Lockdown has been in force across the country for the past 1 month amid Corona virus crisis. Because of which everything is closed in the country, people are in homes, factories are locked. Which is directly impacting the country’s economy. For which all kinds of brainstorming and experiments are being done. Amidst all this, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will discuss with experts from different fields in the country and abroad. Amidst the Corona crisis, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has started his series of dialogues with experts in the economy and health sector from today on Thursday, under which he had the first interaction with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Rahul Gandhi had a detailed discussion with Raghuram Rajan on the Corona crisis, lockdown, economy and its effects.
In the course of the discussion, Rahul Gandhi asked Rajan that how much would it cost to help the poor? Rajan replied that it would cost 65 thousand crores. One must spend to save the poor. He said that this amount is nothing compared to the GDP of the country. He said, ‘Our economy is more than 200 lakh crores and we can afford 65 thousand crores rupees. Rajan said that India can play a big role on the global stage, India can make its place in the new world order.
Regarding the impact of Corona on the economy, Rajan said that India can take advantage of this opportunity. There is a chance to make a special place in the industry and supply chain. Rajan said that the lockdown is not possible to continue for long. Regarding the economy at the global level, Raghuram Rajan said that I think there is something wrong in the global economic system, people do not have jobs, those who have jobs have further concerns, uneven distribution of income. Opportunities have to be properly distributed.
Congress leader Rahul asked that there are many types of questions about testing in the country, there is much less testing here than in other countries. Raghuram Rajan said that if we want to open the economy, then the capacity of testing has to be increased. We have to go towards mass testing, we have to do about five lakh tests every day. America is doing millions of tests everyday, but we are only between 20 thousand or 30 thousand.
Rahul had said in the press conference recently that the Modi government should prepare the plan after the lockdown is over. Rahul has also been continuously suggesting about increasing the economy of Corono and the economy. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has formed an 11-member committee under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh, including Rahul, to suggest suggestions to deal with Corona. Rahul has been warning the government about Corona and its impact since February.
Corona infection is increasing in the country. So far, 33 thousand 62 people have been infected. While 1079 people have died. In the last 24 hours, test reports of 1702 people have come positive in the country. While 71 people have died. Maharashtra is most affected by corona infection. There have been 597 new cases in the last 24 hours. While 32 people have died. At the same time, 308 cases have been reported in Gujarat and 125 in Delhi.