How the Modi government is helping poor people deal with Covid-19

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Emergency measures
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Emergency measures

Following the widespread outbreak of coronavirus in India, the country has gone on lockdown to combat the virus - a move that has led to disruption across economic strata. To help combat this, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the following measures.

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Relief package
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Relief package

A relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore has been earmarked for the needy and will be disbursed as the government sees fit.

Coverage
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Coverage

The relief package will cover close to 80 crore people, ensuring their safety during the lockdown and for however more it might extend.

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Benefits
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Benefits

The Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana will give the people covered under it five kg of rice/wheat for three months.

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Insurance

Included in this fund is insurance cover for people working in healthcare, with each worker getting a Rs 50 lakh insurance cover for the next three months.

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