PM Modi’s nation address: Key highlights

PM Modi addressed the nation at 5:00 pm today, 7 June.

Here are the highlights:

The vaccination drive will be centralized
  • New guidelines will be put in place and will apply from Monday, 21 June which is also Yoga day.
  • Everybody above 18 years will receive free vaccinations according to the new guidelines.
  • The central government will bear 75% cost and provide free vaccines to states.
  • 25% vaccine supply to be reserved for private vaccination.
  • Only Rs. 150/- service tax can be applied by private hospitals; will be supervised by the states.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana extended till November
  • Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana which was earlier extended till June, is now further extended till Diwali 2021.
  • The scheme will continue to provide free ration to more than 80 crore people till Diwali.
Vaccination coverage in India is now 90 percent due to Mission Indradhanush
  • In the last year, India launched two made-in-India vaccines.
  • More than 23 crore vaccine doses have been administered.
Seven companies in the country are producing different vaccines, three vaccine trials in advanced stage
  • Research for a nasal vaccine underway which can further boost vaccination drive.

While acknowledging the administration’s efforts in handling the epidemic, the Prime Minister emphasised that adhering to COVID-19 guidelines is the only way to win against this pandemic. PM Modi concluded his speech by stating that India will be victorious in the war against COVID-19.

 

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