“There has been no revenue generation due to the lockdown and we don’t know till when we will have to live this way,” Banerjee said while speaking to media.
“We need to plan for the future and accordingly our government will form a Global Advisory Committee for COVID-19 response policy,” the CM further added.
“Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee will also be a part of this committee,” the WB CM further said.
The Centre on Friday approved the release of Rs11,092 crore to states under the State Disaster Risk Management Fund.
It is worth mentioning here that the states have been authorised to use the SDRFM funds for testing and treatment costs among other COVID-19 containment requirements.