Government relief package in lockdown Declered.

Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: Government relief package in lockdown: 10 kg rice or wheat and 1 kg pulses free, gas cylinder for poor women free for next 3 months

Government relief package in lockdown Declered.


  • Nirmala Sitharaman announces a package of 1.70 lakh crore, saying - there will be no poor hungry efforts
  • The government will provide 50 lakh insurance for 3 months to health workers fighting coronavirus
Government relief package in lockdown Declered.


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In addition, the Prime Minister's Poor Welfare Food Scheme will provide food to 80 million poor people. There will be no poor appetite so each person will be given 5 kg of wheat or rice for the next three months. Apart from that, they will also get the same amount of five kilos previously received. 1 kg of pulses of choice will be provided per family for the next three months.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a Rs 1.70 lakh crore relief package for the fight against coronavirus. He thanked the health workers who were helping in the fight against Corona. He has announced medical insurance worth Rs. 50 lakhs. They include Asha workers, paramedical staff, technical staff, doctors. It will benefit about two million employees.

Top government announcements

1. Free grains to the poor

Relief - So far every poor received 5 kg of wheat or rice per month. For the next three months, every poor will now get 5 kg of extra wheat and rice. That means a total of 10 kg of wheat and rice will be available. It will also get 1 kg of lentils.
How Many Benefits - Under the Prime Minister's Poor Welfare Food Scheme, the relief benefit will be given to 80 million poor people. That means two-thirds of the country's population.

2. Medical insurance cover to health workers

Relief - Realizing the importance of the country's health workers in the fight against the Corona virus, the government has announced a medical insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for the next three months.
Some benefit - There are 22 lakh health workers across the country. There are 12 million doctors.

3. Money directly into the account of farmers, women

Farmers - Rs 8.69 crore will be helped under direct cash transfer. The farmers will receive their first installment in the first week of April. It will benefit 8.69 crore farmers.
Women - Women Janard Account holders will be given Rs 500 per month for the next three months. It will benefit 20 million women.
Elderly, Divine and Widowed - 1000 rupees will be helped in two installments for the next three months. Three million people will benefit from it.
MGNREGA - The labor has been increased from Rs. 182 to Rs. 202.

4. Government will contribute to EPF, 75% of funds can be withdrawn

Relief - The government will automatically contribute both employees and company to the provident fund for three months. That means the government will contribute 24% to the EPF. Research will be carried out in the PF Fund Regulation. Anything less than 75% of the deposit amount or three months' salary can be deducted.
Who is in scope - an organization with less than 100 employees and employees receiving less than 15 thousand salaries?
Some benefit - more than 80 million employees and more than 4 million organizations nationwide.

5. Free cylinder for women

Relief - The poor women who have got free gas connections under the celebrated scheme will get free gas cylinders for the next three months.
Some benefit - 8.39 crore families below the poverty line whose women have got a gas connection under the celebrated scheme.

3.5 million registered workers engaged in the construction sector who are facing financial problems due to the lockdown will be helped. For them, a fund of Rs 31 thousand crore has been kept.
Self-help groups received a loan of Rs 10 lakh. Now a loan of Rs 20 lakh will be available. This will benefit 7 crore families.

US announces relief package of US $ 200 million (about Rs 151 lakh crore) on Wednesday

  • The $ 25 million fund is for people whose jobs have been lost due to coronavirus or have been affected by employment. The government will send such checks directly to such people.
  • $ 35,000 Emergency Loan Fund is for small US companies so their business does not stop
  • $ 25,000 Fund to be Announced as Employment Insurance Benefit
  • The $ 50,000-million fund will be declared as a loan to companies in crisis
  • The Deal also has a special provision. Because of this, President Donald Trump, no member of his family, any member of Congress will not be able to get a loan or investment in the amount of this package. This provision has been used to prevent misappropriation of funds.

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