Economic Package On Covid19 Under Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme: 50 Lakh Medical Insurance For Health Workers,EPF Contribution Of Employer/Empoyees By Government; Amendment In Provide Scheme Regulation, Poor Senior Citizens, Widows And 'divyangs' To Receive Rs 1,000

NEW DELHI:The 'Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme' will be of Rs 1.7 lakh crore, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today during a Press conference to announce Economic relief package to tacke issues post Covid19 pandemic.

80 crore people will come under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana (food scheme)’. Every one under this scheme will get 5 kg of wheat/rice for free in addition to what they are already getting and will also give one kg of one choice of pulse to each household under this scheme for the next three months. 

The finance minister has announced medical insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh per health worker.

Poor senior citizens, widows and 'divyangs' to receive Rs 1,000 over the next three months.

8.3 crore families below poverty line will get free LPG cylinders for three months.

Wage increase under MNREGA will benefit 5 crore families. Wage increase will result in additional income of Rs 2,000 per worker.

Farmers will receive Rs 6,000 per annum through the PM-KISAN scheme and  frontload the first instalment and 8.69 crore farmer will get immediate benefit out of this.

For 63 lakh self-help groups for women in the country, collateral-free loans doubled to that to Rs 20 lakh.

Centre will pay the EPF contribution both, of the employer and of the employee (12 percent each) for the next three months. For all those establishments that have up to 100 employees and 90 percent of whom earn under Rs 15,000 per month.

Provident scheme regulations will be amendment to allow non-refundable advance of 75 percent or three months’ wages, whichever is lower. 

Directions to states to release  Buildings and Other Construction Workers’ Fund. 




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