waived but only if the manufacturer partners a licensed company.On Tuesday, the Center had reached out to five car manufacturers-Tata Motors Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M), Hyundai Motor
India Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd and Maruti Suzuki India Ltd-to discuss the possibility of making ventilators at their plants.
It also urged automakers to partner with nine companies that are currently manufacturing ventilators inIndia, and Tata Motors and M&M have already begun discussions with some of them, Mint said.
Social and religious groups have begun feeding the poor and migrant workers returning home in the absence of public transportation, and state governments haveopened community kitchens in shelter homes, recruiting police officers to distribute food packages in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the damage it has caused. On the third day of the three-week lockout, food supplies seemed to have improved after civil-right activists expressed fear that the needy and daily wage earners were at risk of going hungry if the state refused to come to their rescue.