On the decision to increase the gap between two doses of Covishield from four-six weeks to 12-16 weeks, he said the move was based on scientific decision and there was no dissenting voice among the NTAGI members.
It is surprising to find that instead of the estimated cost of Rs 63,940 crore in the DPR prepared by Systra, the actual estimate assessed by NITI Aayog, comes to a humongous amount of Rs 1,26,081 crore.
In an interview to PTI, Kumar also said the Centre's new agriculture reform laws are aimed at increasing the income of farmers and the present agitation was a result of misunderstanding and miscommunication which need to be removed.
NITI Aayog says the project cost would, in reality, be more than double the estimated cost of Rs 64,941 crore. Even by its conservative estimate, the project cost would be a whopping Rs 1.33 lakh crore.