To combat the economic impact of the 21-day nationwide lockdown on the poor, the Narendra Modi government today announced a₹1.7 lakh crore Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Yojana. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is now making the announcement at a press conference.
Building and construction workers: Central government has given orders to state governments to use funds of Rs31,000 crore to provide relief to them.
The scheme comes into effect immediately. People will get the benefits from April 1: Sitharaman
-EPFO to allow 75% non-refundable advance or 3 months of wages whichever is lower: Sithraman.
-Ujjwala beneficiaries to get free cooking gas (LPG) cylinders in next three months; this will benefit 8.3 crore BPL families