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Post-coronavirus, how India can bounce back

“It’s the economy, stupid," Bill Clinton famously declared during his 1992 Presidential campaign. He won, the US economy boomed, sputtered a bit, then boomed again and Clinton won a second term in 1996. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid full heed. The guidelines for relaxing the nationwide lockdown in specific sectors will come into effect from April 20. They apply to activities in districts free of Covid-19 cases: agriculture, SEZs, construction projects, inter-state goods transportation, IT, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals and, most crucially, MNREGA.

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