In a statement about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual meeting with Union ministers over COVID-19 on Monday, the PMO said, “PM said that government would provide all possible help to farmers in harvesting season. He suggested harnessing technology and encouraging exploration of innovative solutions like using ‘truck aggregators’ to connect farmers with mandis, on the lines of app-based cab services.
“Stating that lockdown measures and social distancing must go hand in hand, PM said that it’s essential to strategize for emergent conditions once lockdown ends. He asked Ministers to prepare a list of 10 major decisions and 10 priority areas of focus once lockdown ends.”
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