New Delhi ,May 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s discussion with chief ministers of states and union territories is underway and is expected to revolve around steps for reviving the battered economy and scaling up all efforts to bring more ‘red’ zones with high Covid-19 case load into ‘orange’ or ‘green’ zones, as they push for stepping up economic activities in a calibrated manner.
Unlike the previous four meetings, where a select number of CMs were allowed to speak, the floor has been made open to all chief ministers this time as the Centre weighs the pros and cons of further easing of restrictions after May 17.
It is learnt that all the curbs still in place are unlikely to be withdrawn in one go.
Modi is charing this fresh round of consultation with chief ministers on ways to strengthen the Covid-19 containment strategy and stepping up of economic activities in a calibrated manner as the 54-day nationwide lockdown nears an end.
Large-scale movement of migrant workers from urban to rural India and the problems their return to home states may cause in restarting the economy are main the focus areas during the fifth virtual interaction between the prime minister and chief ministers since the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country.
(With Agency inputs )