Ranchi, May 12: Chief Minister Hemant Soren participated in an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Coronavirus crisis in which he laid stress on tax reforms and according to more impetus on MGNREGA to boost up rural economy. The Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister regarding the various steps which are being taken by the state government to tackle coronavirus in Jharkhand. He said that whatever the advisories are issued by the Centre over coronavirus and lockdown it is fully implemented in the state and going forward also whatever decision would be taken by the Centre the state government will stand with it.
He said that battle against Covid-19 will be a long one and all the provisions of lockdown are being seriously implemented in the state. The Chief Minister said that saving the lives of the people in the time of crisis was the top priority for the government however with that economic betterment is also needed therefore there was a need to establish better coordination between living and livelihood in which cooperation of the Centre is also expected. He apprised the Prime Minister that the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in Jharkhand was around 50 per cent.
He said that to employ the migrant workers who are coming back they should be linked with MGNREGA. He urged the Prime Minister to increase the budget and number of man-days by 50 per cent as by giving importance to the scheme which will push up rural economy. Hemant further advocated for the need to make changes in the tax regime so that the state governments can collect taxes based on their resources. (UNI)