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India at good position in Covid-19 battle: Amit Shah

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GURGAON: India is at a “good position” in the battle in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic and the nation will battle the illness with willpower and enthusiasm, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Sunday.

Shah spoke after taking part in a mega plantation drive initiated by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) that has a goal to plant about 1.37 crore saplings in their country-wide campuses by this month-end.

“The world is seeing that if a profitable battle has been fought anyplace throughout the globe in opposition to the coronavirus it’s India beneath the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he stated.

“It was feared that how would a large country like ours would face this challenge given that we have a federal structure of governance, dense population of 130 crore people and no single chain of command,” Shah stated.

He was talking after planting a peepal tree at the CRPF officers’ coaching academy campus in Kadarpur village right here.

The 130 crore individuals of the nation, all of the states and each particular person fought this battle in opposition to COVID-19 as one nation, he stated.

Across the globe, governments are combating this illness however in our nation everybody has joined arms, Shah stated.

“We are at a good position in this coronavirus battle and will continue this fight with determination and there is no atmosphere of fear. We have the passion to battle it and enthusiasm to defeat it (coronavirus),” Shah stated in his handle to the chiefs of assorted CAPFs and troops who heard him over a webinar hyperlink.

As the house minister of the nation, I can proudly say that the safety forces of the nation have a “big role” to play in this battle fought by India, he stated.

Shah famous that COVID-19 is a really contagious illness that challenges the very existence of the human sort.

Saluting the ‘corona warriors’ of the CAPFs and different safety and police forces, the minister stated they’ve set a brand new instance of rendering their responsibility and combating the pandemic at the identical time.

He stated over 31 CAPF personnel have laid down their lives whereas rendering COVID-19 duties out of which ten personnel are from the Central Reserve Police Force. “I assure you that your sacrifice will not go in vain. Your sacrifice will be written in golden words,” he stated. Talking in regards to the significance of bushes in setting safety, the house minister urged the personnel of those forces to undertake at least one plant and make sure that they shield it until it grows greater than them.

“Consider the plant like your child and treat it with the affection and care that you bring up your children,” he urged the personnel.

“We are going through challenges of international warming, rise in temperature and depletion of the ozone layer.Only bushes can save us from environmental challenges and so they may help to reduce the present air pollution and nothing else,” he stated.

He stated the house ministry, beneath the continuing mega plantation drive, has chosen the utmost of these vegetation which have a life span of over 100 years in order that they may help protect the character for lengthy.

Shah additionally stated that he believes that his ministry ought to have a tradition that every one tasks or initiatives launched by it ought to attain profitable completion.

The Modi authorities, he stated, is working to convey in extra clear gasoline and as a part of that we’re enhancing the utilization of ethanol over petrol.

“I am happy to say that between 2014 and 2020 the production and consumption of ethanol in the country has risen by 20 per cent and we further plan to increase it by another 10 per cent,” he stated.

During the occasion, CRPF chief A P Maheshwari knowledgeable the minister that every one the CAPFs are enterprise the mega plantation drive and his pressure will plant over 22 lakh saplings.

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