Government will give 1.70 lakh crore help to the poor, Finance Minister announced
Finance Minister Nirmala Sithaman announced a Rs 1.70 lakh crore package under the Garib Kalyan Yojana on Thursday to fight the corona virus.
Under this scheme, in the 80 crore beneficiaries of the country, each poor will get 5 kg of wheat or rice and 1 kg of pulses for free for the next three months.
This ration will be in addition to the ration provided to the poor under Public Distribution System (PDS) and absolutely free.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Singh Thakur
while addressing through video conferencing said that insurance cover of Rs. 50 lakhs to doctors,
paramedical staff, sweepers etc. who are directly or indirectly playing their role in the treatment of Corona virus. will get.
Apart from this, the Finance Minister said that farmers get 6 thousand rupees under PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.
Now we are going to give them 2,000 rupees directly.
This will help 8.69 crore farmers in this difficult time.
This money will be added to the account in the first week of April. Apart from this, those working under MNREGA in rural areas will now get Rs 200 instead of Rs 182 per day. This will increase their income by 2 thousand rupees.
This will help 5 crore families.
Apart from this, under the Ujjwala scheme, the government will provide gas cylinders for three months free to BPL category women
and Rs 500-500 per month for three months in their bank account.