India, May 23 -- A group of economists, intellectuals and activists on Saturday redrafted their seven-point 'Mission Jai Hind' proposal to deal with the Covid-19 crisis after one of their suggestions of treating all resources of the nation and its citizens -- cash, real estate, property and bonds -- as national resources triggered a controversy. Some of the plan's signatories also opposed the idea.

The controversial part was changed to say the government "must explore emergency ways of raising resources going beyond the usual set of taxes and levies to cope with the problem of funding large relief packages". The group has also proposed universal access to ration, free healthcare, employment guarantee, compensation for job losses, a morator...