Even during the period when the novel corona virus cases had shown a sharp increase in the country, the Narendra Modi Government also had taken several measures to reboot the economy. Now, with the cases flattening out except those in Kerala and Maharasthra, the focus has shifted to vaccination. In this content, the Prime Minister’s clarion call for self reliance assumes added significance. It was also well articulated in the 2021-22 budget presented to Parliament on February 1. Self reliance means weeding out unwanted imports, especially from neighbouring China which has been hogging the lime light after continuing tensions and clashes across the border for quite some time. What is to be kept in mind is that complete self reliance is not a praclicable proposition as no country can produce everything it consumes. A well though out strategy is therefore called for to tackle the situation.