Coronavirus India: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat says he is following PM Modi’s mantra of Jaan Bhi Jahan Bhi, underlines state’s efforts towards economic revival

27 April, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma

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After video conferencing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has said the state is undertaking steps to improve the economic situation. A committee of experts ha...

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday said that he is following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mantra of ‘Jaan Bhi Jahan Bhi’ as the state government is gradually working on improving the economic situation while adhering to coronavirus guidelines.His remarks came after attending the meeting of Chief Ministers with the Prime Minister over the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

“Now we are working on the mantra ‘Jaan Bhi Jahan Bhi’ given by the Prime Minister. While strictly following the guidelines of the Government of India, we are gradually working on improving the economic situation. Pharma, food processing units are working, many industries have started under the guidelines,” Rawat said, according to a release by Uttarakhand CMO

“Nine hill districts of the state are free from the influence of Corona. The works of National Highway, MNREGA have been started keeping in mind everything. For the economic revival of the state, a committee of cabinet sub-committee and experts has been formed, whose report will be received soon,” he said.

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The Chief Minister said that it should be looked at and which economic activities can be started while adhering to all guidelines to combat COVID-19. Rawat said that Uttarakhand being a tourism and pilgrimage destination has been greatly affected by the lockdown. “But I am confident that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the situation in the state will improve again,” he added.

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He said that the gates of Gangotri and Yamunotri have been opened on Akshaya Tritiya while maintaining all precautions.

The Chief Minister also suggested that the duration of employment in MNREGA be increased from 100 days to 150 days.

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