April 14, 2020
MSDE has sent contact details of 175,000 health sector professionals located in different states to all Chief Secretaries
India has announced an Rs.1.7 trillion (US$22.5 billion) relief package to help the most vulnerable sections of the society
This is in addition to a number of steps taken by the Government to support the trade and investment community
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, instructions were issued by MSDE to Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) for production of masks
The Government of India has been driving efforts in skill development and entrepreneurship as part of a broader initiative to strengthen the fight against Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19). India has already announced an Rs.1.7 trillion (US$22.5 billion) relief package to help the most vulnerable sections of the society fight the impact of the disease. This is in addition to a number of steps taken to support the trade and investment community. The Coronavirus pandemic is now expected to cost the global economy much more than US$1 trillion in 2020. With a cure believed to be 12-18 months away, the disease has infected nearly 2 million people in over 180 countries, claiming more than 120,000 lives between December 2019 and mid-April 2020.
Here the measures are taken by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to tackle the crisis:
These initiatives, among others, are key to driving self-reliance when it comes to resources for effectively tackling the disease. India, with a population of over 1.3 billion, has so far reported more than 10,500 cases and over 350 deaths from the disease. The Government has implemented a nation-wide lockdown from March 25 to contain the spread of the disease.