Economic relief package: Migrant laborers will get free ration for two months without card, 8 crore people will benefit.


The Finance Minister said that about 8 crore migrant laborers will get benefit from this. It will cost 3500 crore rupees. He told that it will be the responsibility of the state governments to implement it.

 New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman made big announcements for the poor, small farmers and migrant laborers in his second press conference. During this, he also announced free ration for the migrant laborers. He told that those who are non card holders will be given 5 kg of wheat / rice and one kg of gram per family per person. This ration will be given to the workers for the next two months.

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur said that about 8 crore migrant laborers will get benefits from this. It will cost 3500 crore rupees. He told that it will be the responsibility of the state governments to implement it. Anurag Thakur said that those who do not come under the National Food Security Act or who do not get the ration card of the states, similarly this provision has been made for the workers.


One Nation One Ration Card

It was told by the Finance Minister that technology will be used in distribution of ration. For this, he announced the One Nation One Ration Card Scheme. Under this, ration card holders will be able to easily ration their share in any part of the country with the ration card made in their state. 

By March 2021, 100% PDS population will be covered. Currently, 83 percent of PDS population is covered in it. The scheme will be completed by March next year.


Free food for the homeless

Apart from this, the states were allowed to spend from the State Disaster Management Fund. The central government gave 11 thousand crores rupees to the states to strengthen SDRF. Shelters were made from this, in which three meals were made available. 

12 thousand self-help groups produced 30 million masks and 1.20 lakh liters of sanitizer. Since March 15, 7200 thousand new self-help groups were formed.


Ration, relief and stay to the workers, know - what is the main thing of the second installment of the economic relief package?

 The country is struggling with the Corona crisis. The number of corona infections in the country is increasing day by day. For the affected people of Corona, PM Modi had announced the Maha Package 20 lakh crore, after which the Finance Minister gave information about the package. Today the Finance Minister mentioned the second installment. 

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the second installment of Rs 20 lakh crore economic relief package to support the economy affected by the corona virus epidemic. In this, relief measures have been taken for small farmers, migrant laborers, hawkers, lower middle income groups. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an economic package on Tuesday. Now Nirmala Sitharaman is giving detailed information in turn.


Highlights of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman-


1- Three crore small farmers have already taken a loan of four lakh crore rupees at a low interest rate. Loans worth Rs 25,000 crore have been sanctioned to 25 lakh new Kisan Credit Card holders.

2. In March and April 2020, loans worth Rs 86,000 crore were sanctioned for 63 lakh people. 

3. NABARD released a refinance of Rs 29,500 crore in March alone. 11,000 crore rupees were given to the states to take care of the migrant laborers. 

4. Arrangement of food for the homeless at the expense of the central government. 

5- 14.62 crore human working days were created under MNREGA till 13 May. Nirmala Sitharaman said that under the MNREGA, wages of Rs 202 will now be given. 

6- In favor of the government's equal minimum remuneration rights, the difference in various fields will be removed through a minimum wage at the national level. 

7- 12,000 self-help groups (SHGs) made 3 crore masks and 1.2 lakh liter sanitizers during the corona virus crisis, these are being funded through Paisa Portal. 

8- In the last two months, 7,200 new self-help groups have been formed for the urban poor. 

9- The government will give free food grains to the migrant laborers for the next two months, even eight crore people without ration cards will be given five kilograms of grain per person. 

10- Five kg of wheat or rice per person, one kg of gram per family. A provision of Rs 3,500 crore for this. 

11- Government will start affordable rent housing scheme for migrant laborers. 

12- Rs 5,000 crore will be given to help 50 lakh ferries affected by lockdown. 

13- Announcement of interest subsidy scheme of Rs 1,500 crore for two percent interest relief on Mudra-Shishu loans up to fifty thousand rupees. 

14- The benefit of affordable housing scheme was extended to March 2021 for middle income category families with an annual income of 06 lakh to 18 lakh rupees.

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