Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that the self-reliant India campaign under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is adapting to the adverse conditions of COVID-19 as well as creating the identity of modern India. The Chief Minister was addressing the press conference held at the Media Center Secretariat. The Chief Minister said that the MSME sector in self-sufficient India was strengthened by giving many concessions. At the same time, many steps have been taken for the welfare of the poor and farmers.
The Chief Minister said that after the announcement of the package of Rs 20 lakh crore under self-reliant India by the Prime Minister, its positive effects have also started showing in just a month and a half. The call made by the Prime Minister for ‘Vocal for Local and Make it Global’ has received the support of all the countrymen.
The Chief Minister said that a collateral-free loan of Rs 3 lakh crore was made for the MSME sector. A ‘Funds of Fund’ of Rs 50,000 crore has also been created for MSMEs. The standards of micro, small and medium enterprises have been improved. This will give an opportunity for these enterprises to expand, which will create a large number of jobs. Provided EPF support for industries and workers for three months.
The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister announced Rs. 1.70 lakh crore to help the poor, farmers, and laborers under the circumstances of COVID-19. Under this, three months’ advance installments of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Samman Nidhi were deposited in the accounts of farmers. Three installments of 500-500 rupees were deposited in the accounts of women Jan Dhan account holders. Under the Ujjwala scheme, over 8 crore women were given three gas cylinders free of cost. Financial assistance of one thousand rupees was also given to Divyang, widows, and elders.