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Allow employees to work from home, don't cut jobs: PM tells India Inc

He asked India Inc to allow employees to work from home and not to cut down on workforce in spite of the pandemic's negative impact on their businesses

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the nation on coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi
File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister on Monday asked Indian to maintain production lines of essential commodities and ensure there is no hoarding as well as black marketing in the wake of the country fighting the outbreak.

Interacting with industry representatives via video-conferencing, Modi said the impact of the pandemic on the economy will be felt for some time to come with several sectors such as tourism, construction and hospitality being hit.

He asked India Inc to allow employees to work from home and not to cut down on workforce in spite of the pandemic's negative impact on their businesses.

"He said it is imperative that production of essential items should not be impacted at this time, and black marketing and hoarding be prevented," an official statement quoted him as saying.

First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 19:12 IST
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