New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation and announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the people of India under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0: CMs Favour Extension of Lockdown With Economic Relaxation, Amit Shah Briefs Modi Ahead of May 31
“I announce a special economic package today. This will play an important role in the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’. The announcements made by the Central government over COVID-19, decisions of RBI and today’s package totals to Rs 20 Lakh Crores. This is 10% of India’s GDP,” PM Modi said. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0 Guideline Likely by Tomorrow, Shutdown to be Extended by 15 More Days; Here's How it May Look Like
PM Modi in his speech said that the special economic package is for the labourers, farmers, honest taxpayers, MSMEs and cottage industry. He also added that the package will have an emphasis on land, labour, liquidity and laws. Also Read - Lockdown 5.0 or Exit Blueprint? Amit Shah Meets PM Modi at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, Day After Holding Talks With CMs
While PM Modi’s address was heard by millions of people across the country, yet some people seemed to struggle with understanding the meaning of the Hindi word ‘Atmanirbhar’.
Just within an hour of his speech, people started searching for the word ‘Atmanirbhar’ on Google. A look at Google trends suggested a sharp spike in searches for the term in the last hour after Modi’s speech at 8 PM was concluded.
Among those searches, residents of Karnataka Telangana logged in the highest number of time. This shows that the people of these states had problems understanding what the PM meant by ‘Atmanirbhar’.
People of states like Maharashtra and Gujarat also Google-searched the word ‘Atmanirbhar’ with the third and fourth highest searches respectively. Apart from this, some people even turned to the microblogging site Twitter for some immediate answers.