Amid the worsening Coronavirus crisis, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to announce a bailout package for the sugar industry. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, the NCP chief said that he has sent a letter from the Chairman of Maharashtra State Co-op. Sugar Factories Federation Ltd. to PM Modi and highlighted the crisis that the industry is suffering.
He said that even before the lockdown the industry was in crisis and then the Centre has announced important policies like MSP, Export of Sugar, Buffer Stock, etc. Listing the relief measures that are required in the sector amid the Covid lockdown, the NCP supremo also said that he is hopeful that the PM will look into the matter and initiate necessary relief measures to resolve the crisis.
Earlier, Pawar had also written to PM Modi, raising apprehensions on the Central government's decision to establish the proposed International Finance Service Centre (IFSC) authority in Gandhinagar instead of the financial capital of India, Mumbai. On migrants crisis, he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak to the Chief Ministers of states, who are not allowing migrants to return home.
I humbly request our @PMOIndia Shri. Narendra Modi ji to intervene in this matter by talking to the CMs of the respective states who are not allowing these people to come back home.— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) May 9, 2020
Raised my concerns to Hon. @PMOIndia and drew his attention towards the recent decision taken by the Central Government of India to establish the proposed International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) Authority in Gandhinagar instead of in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/RQrOsG33MB— Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) May 3, 2020
As India's Coronavirus (COVID-19) tally soars to 78003, Maharashtra on Thursday, reported 1602 new cases and 44 deaths. While 6059 patients have recovered from Coronavirus, Maharashtra's death toll has reached 1019. The state's current tally is at 27524 - with Mumbai accounting to 16738 cases.
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