New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people to continue to take precautions to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. In his televised address to the nation – his sixth since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, PM Modi said people had strictly followed social distancing norms during the lockdown but appeared to have become negligent ever since the country switched into the unlock mode. This is the time when people need to take precautions, more than ever before, he said.
PM Modi also announced the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November. This would cost the exchequer ₹90,000 crore, he said.
Here are the live updates on the PM’s address:
- PM hails farmers, tax payers for their contribution
During his address to the nation, PM Modi also hailed farmers and honest tax payers for their contribution in making the welfare scheme successful
- Will work day and night to make India self-reliant: PM Modi
PM Modi said that the country will push forward economic activities while observing all the precautions. ‘We’ll work day and night to make India self-reliant. We’ll be vocal for local.
- PM Modi urges people to wear masks
PM Modi again urges people to use masks and observe social distancing norms
- PM Modi says PM Garib Kalyan Yojna to provide free food to poor will be in place till November
We have decided to expand the PM Garib Ann Yojana till the end of November: PM Modi; this scheme which gives benefits to 80 cr people will continue till November. Every person of the family will get 5kg wheat or rice free of cost ; every family will get free 1 kg chana. More than ₹90,000 cr will be spent on this scheme
- PM talks about steps taken by govt during lockdown to help poor
PM Modi talks about steps taken by the govt to help the needy during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
- India’s situation still very stable compared to other countries: PM
In comparison to other countries across the globe, India is still in a very stable situation, in the battle against Covidd-19. Timely decisions and measures have played a great role: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
- We have to give extra attention to containment zones: PM
We have to give extra attention to containment zones. We’ll have to tell people who are not following rules.
- Negligent behaviour on the rise since Unlock 1 began: PM
PM Modi expresses concern over the negligent behaviour being observed ever since Unlock 1 began
- PM Modi’s address begins
Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his address to the nation
- PM Narendra Modi’s address to begin shortly
PM Narendra Modi’s address to begin shortly. This would be his 6th address to the country since March when the coronavirus pandemic broke out
- PM Modi reviews preparations for Covid-19 vaccine development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against Covid-19 as and when a vaccine is available. The PM directed officials to evaluate various technology tools to ensure efficient and timely vaccination in due course of time. He also directed that detailed planning for such large scale vaccination should be undertaken immediately.
- India, China corp commanders meet for 3rd round talks to ease border stand-off in Ladakh
Ahead of PM Modi’s address , top military commanders of Indian and Chinese armies met in Ladakh’s Chushul on Tuesday in their third attempt to ease tension along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) as Indian forces ramped up deployment along the border in a response to China’s aggressive posturing.
- PM Modi’s address amid India-China border row
PM Modi’s address comes as tension between India and China continue over the following a violent face-off at the LAC in east Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on June 15 in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.
The prime minister has more than once reiterated that no Indian territory is under enemy’s control and that there are no Chinese outposts on Indian land in Ladakh. PM Modi had held an all-party meeting too on the issue where he paid tribute to the brave hearts who were killed in the line of duty, praised the unity shown by the various political parties and assured that no one entered the Indian territory.