News Excerpt
Invest India, India’s national Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched The Invest India Business Immunity Platform (BIP) in March 2020.

Pre-Connect
•    A deadly strain of corona virus named COVID-19 (by WHO) has taken more than 1 lakh lives and affected billions of life worldwide.
•    India is also currently facing a rapid spread of the infection, leading government putting the whole country under 21-days lockdown.
•    As, COVID-19 continues to disrupt normal life; the impact of this crisis on businesses across the country is being continuously assessed.
•    The government, for its part, has issued timely guidelines for businesses. Business owners have been trying to grasp what these guidelines mean for their businesses.

Highlights
    The Invest India Business Immunity Platform is hosted on the Invest India website & is designed as a comprehensive resource to help businesses and investors get real-time updates on India’s active response to COVID-19.
    The platform keeps a regular track on developments with respect to the virus, provides latest information on various central and state government initiatives, gives access to special provisions, and answers and resolves queries through emails and on WhatsApp.
    BIP is the active platform for business issue redressal, operating 24/7, with a team of dedicated sector experts and responding to queries at the earliest.
    Invest India has also announced a partnership with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India) for responding and resolving queries for MSMEs.
    The BIP matches the demand and supply of crucial products including masks, sanitizers and ventilators.
    Business persons can ask queries and questions here which will be resolved by government.

Analytica
    As virus has disrupted normal life across the nation these guidelines provided by government minimise its impact on business sector.
    It will provide relevant information to businesspersons to run business smoothly in these tough days.
    Different businesses can help poor and society via this platform.
    It will help in enchantment and will increase the availability of medical supplies like important drugs, testing kits, ventilators etc around the nation.
Conclusion
    The Invest India Business Immunity Platform will empower investors under “Make in India” initiative.
    It would solve the problem of medical supply shortage related to COVID around the nation.

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