March 26, 2020
Alert: India Coronavirus Update
This morning [March 26], India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled Rs 1.7 lakh-crore fiscal stimulus package to help low income and migrant workers tackle the economic fallout arising from the COVID-19 outbreak by providing direct cash transfers and food-security related measures. See press release here. Prime Minister Modi also led a virtual G20 leaders’ summit to forge a globally coordinated response against COVID-19. See press release here.
Action required: We would like to showcase efforts being undertaken by our members companies to help governments in India, United States, and across the world combat COVID-19.
We are tracking some of the recent orders and notifications issued by the Government of India for your reference:
- Ministry of Home Affairs has issued standard operating procedures for maintaining supply of essential goods and services during the lockdown. See guidelines here.
Wishing you all good health!
Dr. Mukesh Aghi
President and CEO
US-India Strategic Partnership Forum