The contribution of the sector to the GDP is 29 per cent, which is approximately Rs 61 lakh crore. (The figure for) one month (should be) around Rs 50,000 crore and for three months it is around Rs 1.5 lakh crore. “A confidence-boosting financial assistance plan should have been announced either before or simultaneously with the announcement of lockdown. The finance minister’s financial aid package was so miserly and inadequate, it actually prompted many to go back to their villages. I urge the government to announce a bold FAP II (financial aid package) today or tomorrow.”The Congress has highlighted the hardships people are facing because of the poorly planned lockdown.
Source: The Telegraph March 30, 2020 22:18 UTC