Relief package is aimed at shielding the poor during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 26-March-2020 (coronavirus relief package)FM Sitharaman
Under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojna (PMGKY) which is a part of the relief package, at least 80 crore poor people will be covered.
Under the scheme, an additional five kilos of rice/wheat will be given to 80 crore individuals — over the 5 kilo they already get — along with a one-kilo pulse per household for a period of three months.(coronavirus relief package)
Insurance Rs 50 lakh under the scheme: Safai karamcharis, ward-boys, nurses, paramedics, technicians, doctors and specialists and other health would be covered by a special insurance scheme.
Kisan Samman Nidhi– Instalment of Rs 2,000 in the first week of April will be transferred,” Sitharaman.
Wages under MNREGA– increased by Rs 2000 per worker on an average as additional income to help daily wage labourers.
Three crore senior citizens, persons with disabilities (Divyangs) and widows
get one-time additional amount of Rs 1,000 in two instalments, to be given through DBT over a period of three months.
Jan Dhan women – account holders will be covered under the relief package and a compensation of Rs 500 per month for the 3 months.(coronavirus relief package)
BPL families will get free cylinders for 3 months under the Ujjawala scheme as well.
Collateral-free loans – doubled to Rs 20 Lakh for women loan –self-help groups under the Deen Dayal National Livelihood Mission.
Cost of EPF contribution of both employer and employee (24 per cent) for the next 3 months.
Central government has passed orders to states to use funds worth Rs 31,000 crore to provide relief. for use medical testing, screening and providing better healthcares. (coronavirus relief package)