No One Will Go Hungry, Says Nirmala Sitharaman

Rs 1.7 Lakh Crore-Package For Poor Amid Lockdown: 'No One Will Go Hungry'

Coronavirus shutdown: Nirmala Sitharaman introduced measures for the poor right now

New Delhi:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman right now introduced a meals safety scheme to assist the economically weaker sections to tide over the added problem of lockdown and job loss throughout the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus. The Rs 1,70,000-crore scheme, dubbed the “Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan scheme” will “address the concerns of poor, migrant workers and those who need help”, she mentioned, including that the federal government would make sure that “no one will go hungry”.

A particular Rs 50 lakh medical insurance coverage cowl is being provided to the frontline employees toiling to avert the disaster – the medical doctors and their assist employees – she mentioned.

The Finance Minister, who’s heading the duty power evaluating the monetary fallout of this outbreak and charting out the course forward, outlined a bailout package deal for the individuals and trade right now.

In addition to meals, it had a money element that was divided below eight heads that coated all sections of society, together with pensioners, women and the specifically abled, the minister mentioned.

“The poor and the needy will get 5 kg additional wheat and rice free of cost for the next there months over and above what they are entitled under the National Food Security Act. They will also get 1 kg pulses free for next three months,” the minister mentioned.

For the farmers, she mentioned the federal government would launch the primary tranche of their yearly fee of Rs 6,000. Women who’ve Jan Dhan accounts will get an ex-gratia quantity of Rs 500 per thirty days for the subsequent three months. It will profit over 20 crore women. Throughout the nation, three crore widows, pensioners and the specifically abled would obtain a one-time ex-gratia fee of Rs 1,000, the minister mentioned.

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