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Budget 2022-23: CII seeks additional 1% CSR for Covid-19 boosters

The industry lobby group also said the Budget expected to focus on ways to strengthen economic recovery


Covid-19 cases have been rising rapidly since the beginning of the month and India reported 3.33 lakh new cases in the past 24 hours, according to health ministry data as on January 23

Shreya Nandi New Delhi
With occupancy rate in hospitals remaining with­in manageable levels during the ongoing third wave of the pandemic, industry lobby group Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged state governments to lift restrictions on economic activities.

It has written to chief ministers to consider curbs at micro-containment zones only when hospitalisation rates are over 75 per cent and normal economic activities should continue until this level is breached in a micro zone. Apart from that, social activities, particularly mass gatherings for any social, sports, entertainment, recreation, among others, should be restricted to curtail spread of the Omicron variant.

“Hospitalization rates in the present

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First Published: Jan 24 2022 | 12:34 AM IST

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