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Woman Jan Dhan account holders will get 500 per month for next 3 months through direct transfer. This will benefit about 20 crore account holders. These are part of 1.7 lakh crore Gareeb Kalyan package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today to mitigate the hardships of the poor due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) was launched in August, 2014 with the objective to provide universal access to banking facilities to the people of the country.

Here are some highlights of today's announcements:

Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna for next 3 months which will cover 80 crore: In addition to already allotted 5 kg of rice/wheat per person,an additional 5 kg gwill be free. Additional 1kg pulse (acc to regional preference) will be given

There will be 50 lakh insurance per health care worker as a medical insurance cover for them for three months

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