New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation today and announced a special economic package for the country. In his address, PM Modi said, "today's economic package, along with decisions of RBI and Centre, are worth Rs 20 lakh crore" while adding that it will play an important role in "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan". 

This was PM Modi’s fifth address to the nation following the coronavirus outbreak in the country. PM Modi on March 19 address had announced about the ‘Janata Curfew’. On March 24, the Prime Minister announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown and on April 14, PM Modi extended the lockdown period till May 3. On April 3, in a video message, he asked the country to light lamps for frontline corona warriors on April 5.   

Here are the highlights from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth address to the nation:

20:38 pm: PM Modi announces economic package worth Rs 20 lakh crore, hints at easing curbs in 'Lockdown 4.0'

20:33 pm: The fourth phase of the lockdown will be different from the previous ones. The announcement for Lockdown 4.0 will be made before May 18: PM Modi

20:29 pm: In this hour of crisis, local suppliers have met our demands; Indians have to be 'vocal about local' and buy products from them: PM Modi

20:25 pm: Economic package will focus on land, labour, liquidity and law; will help small business, migrants, farmers: PM Modi

20:24 pm: This will play an important role in the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'. The announcements made by the government over COVID, decisions of RBI & today's package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores. This is 10% of India's GDP: PM Modi

20:22 pm: Finance Minister will make the announcement regarding the special economic package: PM Modi

20:22 pm: 'Today's economic package, along with decisions of RBI and Centre, are worth Rs 20 lakh crore': PM

20:21 pm: PM Modi announces special economic package

20:17 pm: In a world that is fighting life & death, India's medicines today bring a new hope. With these steps, when India is being praised everywhere in the world, every Indian feels proud: PM Modi

20:15 pm: Five pillars for self-reliant India: Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demography and Demand    

20:14 pm: Medicines supplied by India have infused new hopes in the world which is fighting battle of life and death: PM

20:13 pm: When India speaks of self-reliance, it does not advocate for a self-centered system. In India's self-reliance there is a concern for the whole world's happiness, cooperation & peace: PM Modi

20:10 pm: India has always managed to change the picture of the world: PM Modi

20:09 pm: When the crisis started then not even a single PPE kit was manufactured in India, only a few N95 masks were available. Today 2 Lakh PPE kits and 2 Lakh N95 masks are manufactured in India daily: PM Modi

20:08 pm: Making India self-reliant is only way to make 21st century belong to India: PM Modi

20:07 pm: India has turned this pandemic into an opportunity: PM

20:07 pm: 2 lakh PPE and 2 lakh N95 masks are prepared in India everyday: PM

20:06 pm: 'There is only one way out of this crisis, self-dependent India': PM 

20:05 pm: This is an unprecedented crisis; we have to protect ourselves and move ahead as well: PM Modi

20:03 pm: COVID-19 crisis is unimaginable for humanity: PM Modi

20:02 pm: One virus has completly destroyed the world: PM Modi

20:00 pm: PM Modi addresses the nation.

19:56 pm: PM Modi will address the nation shortly.

19:55 pm: PM Modi hints at lockdown extension; curbs may continue in Red Zones, more relaxations likely in Green, Orange Zones

19:52 pm: "We must understand that the world has fundamentally changed post COVID-19. Now the world will be pre-Corona, post-Corona just like the case of the world wars. And this would entail significant changes in how we function...We must all plan for the new reality," PM Modi told the CMs as per the official statement.

19:50 pm: In his meeting, PM Modi said that he was of the firm view that the measures needed in the first three phases of lockdown were not needed "in the fourth".

19:49 pm: PM Modi on Monday held a six-hour-long marathon meeting with all the chief ministers of the state.

19:45 pm: PM Modi has addressed the nation five times since the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

19:40 pm: PM Modi to address nation at 8 pm today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma