From restarting the economy to dealing with the migrants’ crisis amid the pandemic, this is what all the state chief ministers said to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When it came to relaxation of lockdown, many states stood divided. Punjab, Telangana wanted the lockdown to extend till end of the month while Andhra Pradesh pushed for the lockdown to end.
Kerala CM asks for restarting metro, bus service
States shall be given the freedom to permit public transport, subject to restrictions based on the conditions of each state. Metro rail service should be allowed in cities other than those in red zone, subject to restrictions: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan https://t.co/P6p408GWaF— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Don’t play politics with COVID-19: Mamata lashes out at Centre
Besides central government instructions & advisories, central teams have been deputed for supervision & monitoring, which had taken away much of the time of senior officers from focusing on fight against #COVID19: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee https://t.co/jMX8solrgI— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
We are together in this crisis, however, somehow West Bengal has been targeted by central government to get political mileage: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during video conference with PM Narendra Modi today #COVID19 https://t.co/cCU76J7m7Y— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Jharkhand CM appeals to ensure safety of migrants
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren requested the prime minister to expedite return of migrants to their native states in a safe and secured manner, in view of the recent tragedy in Aurangabad, where 16 workers were run over by a train and daily deaths on the road.n wake of the reverse migration happening in Jharkhand (approximately 6 lakhs), Soren requests for a 50 per cent increase in the existing MNREGA labour wages for the next one year. Besides, he also stresses on the need to relax the current wage payment norms and ensure payment of MNREGA workers on a daily basis. (News18)
Uddhav asks for central forces as the pandemic outbreak continues to spread like wildfire in Maharashtra
I request that if the need arises the state should be given central forces as police are under heavy pressure and their personnel are also getting infected: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today #COVID19 https://t.co/bL4lrVtmsj— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Mumbai local trains should be started again for the people who are engaged in essential services: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today #COVID19 https://t.co/bL4lrVtmsj— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Delhi CM calls for targeted relaxation in economic activities
Economic activities should be allowed to resume in all parts of Delhi except containment zones: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during video conference meet with PM Modi today #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/AP0AJCvGTp— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Baghel calls for more decentralisation
Regular train, air travel, & inter-state bus services should resume after consulting state governments. Wages for 200 days should be given under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA): Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel during video conference with PM Modi https://t.co/Sazs1aK0YT— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Telangana CM opposes resumption of train services
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to resume the passenger train services, which were stopped as part of preventive measures to contain the spread of #coronavirus in the country: Telangana CM's Office (CMO) pic.twitter.com/YkaOlx5wMn— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Nitish against running of trains, for extension of lockdown
Extending the lockdown will make it convenient to manage the migrants coming back to the state. It will help in detecting possibly infected persons and containing the spread of #COVID19: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar during video conference with PM Narendra Modi today. #COVID19 https://t.co/dR9l6WZvNY— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
States should decide on red, green, orange zones: Amarinder Singh
Chief Minister said that states need to be given greater flexibility in micro-planning as part of a carefully planned exit strategy, encompassing both #COVID19 containment and a defined path of economic revival: Punjab Chief Minister's Office https://t.co/yfXu98Zvh1— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Don’t resume train, air services till 31 May: TN CM
As positive cases in Chennai are showing an increasing trend, don't permit train service up to May 31 in Tamil Nadu. I request you not to begin regular Air services till May 31: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami at PM Narendra Modi's video conference meeting with CMs. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/hlAuMXadbT— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Lift curbs on inter-state transport partially: Goa CM tells PM
Goa will soon develop its own standard operating procedure (SOP) for visiting tourists. Inter-state movement should be allowed but in a restricted manner, especially because neighboring Karnataka & Maharashtra are witnessing increasing cases of #COVID19: Goa CM Pramod Sawant pic.twitter.com/IZvInkz2AM— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
The Chief Minister also said awareness has to be built on social distancing, use of masks and hand sanitizers and maintaining general hygiene needing priority in these times.
"Standard Operating Procedures need to be evolved for workplaces, manufacturing units and public places, including markets. "We need to prepare ourselves for the reopening of educational institutions also," the Chief Minister added.
He told Modi that continuous lockdown on inter-state movement of people and goods has had a very negative effect on the economy, as these were essential for the manufacturing sector to achieve economies of scale.
Though goods transport was allowed, there were "large obstructions" as many states have been enforcing stricter measures on such movements.
"Already my state has suffered heavily as manufacturing has come to a standstill and the agriculture sector is not able to achieve value addition as markets across the country are closed down and, we being net surplus in most agricultural commodities, are facing the brunt, the Chief Minister said.
He called for complete removal of restrictions on inter-state transport of goods by all states.
The Chief Minister also wanted all restrictions on public transport across states lifted and free movement of people, particularly those attending work, be allowed.
Stressing the need to ramp up health care infrastructure up to the village level and highlighting his governments endeavours in this regard, Jagan sought the Centres support to take the Rs 16,000 crore programme forward.
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