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Covid-19: India FM announces Rs1,700 billion package – News

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The benefits included insurance cover, free gas supply for three months and basic food supply.

India announced a relief package for the poor on Thursday after 36 hours of lockdown. Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman announced package of Rs1,700 billion for poor via cash transfer and food subsidy amid lockdown.

The Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana will cover farmers, MNREGA, Widows/poor widows, pensioners, Jan Dhan Yojana, Self Help group.

The benefits included insurance cover, free gas supply for three months and basic food supply under coronavirus crisis action plan.





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