P Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN – Former Union Finance Minister:
Here is a report from the ground:
- States have got little money from the Centre: GST compensation for Dec-Jan; first instalment of State Disaster Relief Fund; and a share of the Rs 15,000 crore Medical Infrastructure Fund.
- Procurement of rapid testing equipment faces impediments.
- While bank branches are open, many LIC offices are closed.
- Banks have stopped giving jewel loans, the mainstay for liquidity of middle class families.
Pic Source : @PChidambaram_IN