Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled a fiscal stimulus package worth ₹1.7 lakh crore to help the poor and needy tackle problems owing to 21-day lockdown across the country. “The government will ensure that no person remains without food in this period of lockdown,” she said while announcing measures of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Scheme. The FM made it clear that the announcements will come into force with immediate effect.
The package will help poor people from rural and urban areas, workers, widows, divyangs and senior citizens,” the FM said.
The FM underscored that the package, which includes food security and cash transfers, will take care of the welfare concerns of the poor.
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