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'Treat citizens' wealth as national resource': Economists for tough steps in Covid-19 fight

Yogendra Yadav later clarified that the suggestion to treat all private assets as national resources had been wrongly interpreted as nationalisation of private property

Migrants ride a truck to reach their native places, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Mathura. Photo: PTI
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Migrants ride a truck to reach their native places, during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, in Mathura. Photo: PTI

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
Leading economists and activists of the country have come together to propose a seven-point plan of action to deal with the economic and humanitarian crisis brought about due to Covid-19.

Calling the action plan ‘Mission Jai Hind’, the experts on Friday recommended that the government provide free health care for all Covid-19 patients, along with a three-month interest waiver on loans taken by farmers, small business and homebuyers, apart from enhancing job guarantees.

Economists behind the 7-point charter include former Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen, Former Chief Economic Advisor Deepak Nayyar, R Nagaraj, from the Indira Gandhi Insititute of Development

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 6:39 PM IST

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