India Leading Global Recovery From Pandemic: Rajeev Chandrasekhar


It has been reported that With an ever enlarging market space, ‘high’ demographic dividend and a ‘highly skilled and trained workforce, India has been much better-placed than most other prominent economies to lead the global recovery from a pandemic affected the world, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Electronics, and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

On the first visit to his home state after becoming Union minister, Chandrasekhar on Friday addressed an interactive session with eminent people representing leading business houses, research, and academic institutions at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) here.

Developing Health Infrastructure

“Unlike many other nations, India’s economic response towards the pandemic was aimed at achieving self-reliance in developing vaccines and to effectively insulate the most vulnerable section of the society from pandemic induced economic distress.

Towards this, the government focused on distributing targeted cash and food, developing health infrastructure and vaccinating the population.

This approach was in variance with the views of the several world renowned economists who favoured random distribution of cash, but our experience so far showed that the policy worked well at the grass root level”, the company said.

Solid Growth Recovery

“Several structural reforms aimed at improving the efficiency of production were taken up by the government to improve India’s medium and long-run growth prospects, at the same time not compromising with the immediate requirements to combat the pandemic.

This approach has gained wider economic significance at a time when India registers a solid growth recovery”, the company said.

India acted differently while keeping direct fiscal spending at a lower level of GDP, he asserted.

PM Gati Shakti

He added that the ambitious ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ project focuses not only on vaccines and the economy but it also stresses on national security and strengthening democracy.

Touching upon the government’s efforts to strengthen infrastructure development, Chandrasekhar lauded the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ scheme that would pave the way for an interconnected system to facilitate digital enabled ‘super governance’. (Ahmedabadmirror)