'Mini lockdown a necessity in Maharashtra': Uddhav Thackeray writes to PM Modi

'Mini lockdown essential in Maharashtra': Uddhav Thackeray writes to PM Modi


NEW DELHI: Maharashtra main minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday composed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging the Centre to take into account the Covid-19 pandemic as a natural disaster.
Thackeray said that notifying the pandemic as normal disaster allows the Maharashtra federal government to pay a gratuitous relief of Rs 100 per adult a day and Rs 60 per son or daughter a day during the period of the lockdown to those registered under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana and Priority home ration card holders.
“In view of this current Covid situation in the condition, a mini lockdown is essential, Covid-19 pandemic might informed as a normal calamity for State Disaster Response Fund,” he said.
Thackeray also asked for the Prime Minister to extend the timeline of distribution of GST returns for months of March and April by 90 days for small and moderate taxpayers.
In their letter, the main minister also said 1st installment for the central share of the SDRF might be introduced to the condition to tide over the finances arising away from Covid-19.
“Many small scale companies, organizations, startups took lender loans
under different GOL schemes and also supported the country in getting Atmanirbhar in various sectors. These these days are reeling under influence of Covid constraints on numerous financial activities,” he stated.
“It is hence requested that finance companies are expected to defer the instalments being getting because of at the very least in first quarter of present financial 12 months might be delayed without interest,” he added.
The Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced serious, curfew-like constraints on public motion on the after that 15 times across the state amid rising Covid-19 situations.
Section 144 of CrPC prohibiting set up of five or more individuals at one spot is supposed to be in force during the duration.

Published at Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:40:59 +0000