NEW DELHI: the primary meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet on Thursday took a slew of selections with attention on the agriculture and health sectors.
New Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the small print of Rs 23,123 crore emergency response package earmarked by the govt to fight the Covid pandemic.
He said the package, which is that the second such announced by the govt , are going to be wont to augment infrastructure to make sure that the country doesn’t face shortages of any critical inputs as seen during the height of the second wave.
“The Rs 23,000 crore package will be used jointly by the central and state governments,” Mandaviya told a media briefing. He said the package are going to be implemented over subsequent nine months.
Cabinet also discussed the possible impact of covid on children.
Mandaviya said that pediatric care centres are going to be formed in as many as 736 districts across the country with the new package.“20,000 ICU beds will also be under covid relief package: Mandaviya .
The cabinet also took many important decisions for the agriculture sector.
It cleared Rs 1 lakh crore fund for the farmers via the (Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee) APMC and announced reconstitution of the Coconut board.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar reiterated that the new farm laws won’t end the system of APMC.
“APMCs won’t be done away with. After the implementation of agricultural laws, APMCs will receive crores of rupees from the Centre’s infrastructure fund, which can strengthen them and be useful to more farmers,” Tomar said.
The decisions were taken at the primary meeting of the new cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.