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Indian government announced ₹1.7 lakh crore relief fund during nationwide lockdown!!!

Indian government announced ₹1.7 lakh crore relief fund during nationwide lockdown!!!

Today, the Narendra Modi government announced a ₹1.7 lakh crore relief fund to help deter the economic impact of the 21-day nationwide lockdown on the poor.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a conference on Thursday announcing Rs 1.7 lakh crore relief package named Prime Minister Garib Kalyan scheme, aimed at taking care of the poor, healthcare personnel, and those in need of immediate attention.
The scheme includes measures such as cash transfers, Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for all doctors, paramedics and healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, and steps to ensure food security for the poor.
The FM announced the distribution of 5 kg of rice or 5 kg of wheat for the next three months, in addition to the 5 kg of rice or 5 kg of wheat the government is giving at present.
She has also announced Rs 1 kg of pulse for the next three months via a public distribution system.

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