Finance Minister announces Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus

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The Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Niramla Sitharaman today announced Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore relief package under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. While addressing the press conference here today, Smt. Sitharaman said “Today’s measures are intended at reaching out to the poorest of the poor, with food and money in hands, so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs.”

The Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur was also present besides Shri Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Shri Debashish Panda, Secretary, Department of Financial Services. Following are the components of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package: —

PRADHAN MANTRI GARIB KALYAN PACKAGE

I. Insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19 in Government Hospitals and Health Care Centres

 

II.  PM Garib Kalyan Ann (अन्न) Yojana

 

Pulses:

 

III. Under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana,

Benefit to farmers:

 

IV. Cash transfers Under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana:

Help to Poor:

 

Gas cylinders:

 

Help to low wage earners in organised sectors:

 

Support for senior citizens (above 60 years), widows and Divyang:

 

MNREGA

V. Self-Help groups:

VI. Other components of PM Garib Kalyan package

Organised sector:

 

Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Fund:

 

District Mineral Fund