Sitharaman announces ₹1.7 trillion package for the poor hit by the lockdown
- Doctors, Asha workers, paramedics, sanitation workers, nurses will be provided medical insurance cover of ₹50 lakh per person
- The relief package, under a newly framed Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana, aims to alleviate the financial pain faced by migrant workers, farmers, urban and rural poor and women
NEW DELHI : India rolled out a ₹1.7 trillion relief package, amounting to about 1% of its gross domestic product, marking an aggressive attempt to limit the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak and tackle the loss of livelihood of millions of poor hit by an unprecedented 21-day nationwide lockdown.
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