NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shaped a high-level committee of 15 ministers led by defence minister Rajnath Singh to make sure unhindered provide of necessities throughout the nation in the course of the three-week lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. Modi on Thursday assigned every Cupboard minister to a minimal of 15 districts to acquire direct updates from native administrations, protecting all of the districts of the nation.

The brand new coordination group is along with the group of ministers chaired by well being minister Harsh Vardhan, the financial job power led by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and an empowered committee for scientific response co-chaired by Niti-Aayog member Dr Vinod Paul and principal scientific advisor Okay VijayRaghavan. Between them, the duty forces will deal with scale and unfold of Covid-19, motion and screening of people that returned from overseas, R&D, lab testing, monetary points brought on by the lockdown and clean provide of necessities. To forestall overlap, every job power has totally different ministers. The Rajnath committee has been holding assembly since Wednesday.

The house ministry has been made the nodal ministry for guaranteeing provides. Residence minister Amit Shah is a member of the committee. Points of products laden vehicles stranded on highways and ideas on persuading vehicle corporations to fabricate ventila tors have been mentioned. Following the meet, a logistics committee was arrange on Wednesday, which has on board secretaries to the ministries of aviation, well being, medicine, textiles, client affairs, delivery, other than the railway board chairman, and a senior official from the house and defence ministries.

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The logistics committee will make air, street and rail transport obtainable for aid operations and guarantee coordination of logistic and transport necessities of central and state governments and personal establishments engaged in sending important provides. Every Cupboard ministers may have direct central oversight over the state of affairs in districts entrusted to them and guarantee well timed intervention and help.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has cost over 20 districts in Uttar Pradesh, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman of 13 Andhra districts and 9 from Tamil Nadu. Exterior Affairs minister S Jaishankar is accountable for 23 districts of West Bengal, commerce minister Piyush Goyal has 20 districts in Tamil Nadu and transport minister Nitin Gadkari 18 districts of Maharashtra, together with Mumbai. Info and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar is accountable for remaining Maharashtra districts and Andaman & Nicobar, whereas Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has districts in his dwelling state Odisha entrusted to him. Madhya PradeshÂ’s districts have been divided between three ministers.