Circular No. ES/164/2020-21 29th May, 2020
To : Members of the Council
Sub: Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal holds meeting with the Industry and Trade associations
In a Press Release dated 27th May, 2020 issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, it is informed that the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal held its 5th meeting on 27th May, 2020 through a Video conference, with the industry and trade associations to assess the impact of Covid-19 lockdown and subsequent relaxations on their activities.
This meeting was attended by the Ministers of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Parkash and Shri H.S.Puri, and Officers of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and representatives of some Trade Associations.
Addressing the associations, Shri Goyal said that it would be better to be ready and start working for the Post-Covid period, with good ideas, firm implementation plans, and to make India a world power. He further said that the worst for the economy is over and revival is in the air, and the steps taken by the Government under the Aatmanirbhar campaign will help the Nation fight the economy.
Talking on the concept of Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, the Commerce Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal said that the campaign entails a confident, self-reliant, caring nation which takes care of all the strata of the society and nurtures development of all parts of the country.
The Minister said, Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign will inculcate the spirit of oneness among 130 crore citizens of the country and will support the Indian companies. He said that in the last three decades post-liberalization, the country progressed but the focus was city-centric. He added that, the rural and backward areas remained deprived, forcing millions of people from there to migrate to cities for employment and opportunities.
Mr Goyal concluded the Meeting saying that, the fight against the COVID-19 cannot be undertaken by the government alone, it is the nation’s fight and all stakeholders have to play an important and a positive role.
He assured the Associations that their suggestions are duly examined, and due and timely action is taken on the rational, genuine demands.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.