"Rs 20 Lakh Crore Package Will Help Fight COVID-19": Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Tuesday announced Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package for the country to become ''self-reliant'' and deal with COVID-19.

'Rs 20 Lakh Crore Package Will Help Fight COVID-19': Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Venkaiah Naidu said that Rs 20 lakh crore package would help promote local industries.(FILE)

New Delhi:

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package "will go a long way in overcoming challenges" posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Welcome the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi Ji to revive economy, boost efficiency of various sectors through reforms & make India self reliant and resilient. #AtmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan," the Vice President tweeted.

Calling the reforms as the "need of the hour", he further said: "Bold reforms are the need of the hour to realize the dream of #AtmanirbharBharat."

Expressing confidence in the five-pillar approach, he said that it would help promote local industries "while making India face global competition effectively".

"I am confident that a focused approach on the five pillars- Economy, Infrastructure, Technology driven System, Vibrant Demography & Demand--will promote local industries led growth while making India face global competition effectively. #AtmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan," he said.

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"I am certain this timely economic package will go a long way in overcoming challenges posed by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. #AtmaNirbharBharatAbhiyan #IndiaFightsCorona," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The Prime Minister had on Tuesday announced Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package for the country to become ''self-reliant'' and deal with COVID-19.

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