AICC urges Centre to release ₹1 lakh crore special economic package to states to take on COVID-19

AICC urges Centre to release ₹1 lakh crore special economic package to states to take on COVID-19

National Herald

AICC spokesperson Supriya Shrinate on Saturday released a statement calling upon the Centre to decentralise and empower states to be able to deal with Covid-19 pandemic effectively.

"As number of Covid-19 cases rise in India, states are at the frontline of this battle so we urge the Centre to decentralise and empower states because the one-size-fits-all strategy cannot succeed. In a dynamic situation, real solutions to combat the disease and the economic calamity exist at the local level. Agility of states is key but states are starved for funds. States don't have the same instruments to mobilize funds like the union government -- monetary, fiscal and credit policies -- even though real implementation of measures announced are being done by state governments," she said.

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