New Delhi: Applauding the 100 crore milestone for Covid 19 vaccination, ASSOCHAM today said the landmark achievement would lead to a faster economic growth , which is set to reach the double digit mark this fiscal on the back of rising consumer confidence and abatement of the pandemic.
Congratulating Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi for his exemplary leadership and resolute measures against the pandemic, ASSOCHAM President Mr Vineet Agarwal said ” India’s milestone for vaccinating 100-crore people against Covid-19 within nine months of the launch of the programme, speaks volume of the country’s institutional strength in science, pharmaceutical bandwidth, doctors’ commitment ”
He said the rapid mass vaccination programme is showing a ”tremendous impact on India’s economic recovery . The sectors like hotels, restaurants, travel including aviation which were hit hard by the pandemic are showing a remarkable turnaround with abatement in the Covid cases; this has certainly been helped by vaccination”.
ASSOCHAM Secretary General Mr Deepak Sood said, ” We are certain that after achieving the 100 crore mark, the pace for full vaccination of all eligible would pick up in the next few weeks and months. We would see further improvement in consumer confidence. However, we need to continue our vigil against the pandemic”.
Mr Sood said, ASSOCHAM is projecting well over double digit economic growth for the current financial year and the target would be comfortably achieved with the support of the vaccination programme. ”The green shoots of recovery are growing into a full-fledged harvest of economic growth”.
ASSOCHAM would continue to work with the government in further progress of the vaccination programme, he said , congratulating the Health Minister Mr Mansukh Mandaviya for speeding and scaling up the country’s health infrastructure for dealing with the global pandemic.