PM Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the 76th episode of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, said the Centre is standing beside the state governments to help them get through the second wave of the coronavirus, which has come as a “storm”.
“I’m speaking to you at a time when Covid-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear pain. Many of our loved ones have passed away. After successfully tackling the first wave, the nation’s morale was high and it was confident. But this storm (second wave) has shaken the nation,” he said.
This comes at a time when the country is fighting a second wave of the novel coronavirus, registering over 3 lakh cases every day for the last three days. The nation is also facing an acute shortage in supply of medical oxygen, with patients allegedly dying because of lack of it in many states.
In the earlier edition of the Prime Minister’s address, he had spoken about how modernisation in the agriculture sector is the need of the hour. “In order to create new employment opportunities in the agriculture sector, to increase farmers’ income, it is equally important to adopt new alternatives, innovations along with traditional agricultural practices,” he had said.
The prime minister’s call for embracing modern practices in agriculture comes at a time when hundreds of farmers have been camping at Delhi’s border points at Ghazipur, Singhu and Tikri since November last year demanding that the Centre repeal the three contentious farm laws.