Round 10 lakh jobs had been misplaced in Punjab and the state is ready to lose Rs 50,000 crore this 12 months because of the coronavirus lockdown, Leader Minister Amarinder Singh stated on Sunday whilst hinting at some “tricky measures” to verify income era.
In an interview to PTI, Amarinder Singh stated the state was once shedding Rs 3,000 crore each and every month at the financial entrance.
The executive minister stated that with some mavens predicting the virus to height in July and August, Punjab is getting ready “for the worst” and the large inflow of migrants employees and the ones dwelling out of doors the rustic is rising as the best problem in managing the virus unfold.
“In April on my own, we misplaced 88 in line with cent of our estimated income because of the lockdown. As in line with fast estimates, we’re shedding Rs 3,000 crore a month, and are having a look at minimal Rs 50,000 crore in losses for the overall 12 months,” Mr Singh stated.
As for the process losses, he stated, “preliminary estimates recommend the determine to be within the vary of round 10 lakh, however readability will come simplest as soon as the COVID scenario begins stabilizing”.
Noting that the monetary scenario is “extraordinarily essential”, Mr Singh stated he has already requested all of the “non-essential” departments to chop down on bills and organize their prices judiciously.
“However, this is clearly now not sufficient, so we can must take some tricky choices,” he stated relating to recent taxation measures.
He stated deliberations are on and the state is mulling more than a few choices and can take a call within the subsequent couple of days.
Mr Singh referred to as for an pressing financial bundle for the states, pronouncing with out a GST, excise responsibility or VAT coming from transportation, all sources have dried up.
Punjab is seeing the location worsening going ahead, except the centre steps in, the manager minister stated. The state has reported just about 2,000 coronavirus instances and 32 deaths up to now.