Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme 2020 COVID-19 Rahat Package

Government of India Corona Virus Rahat Package 2020 announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman. It will be known as Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme 2020 for COVID-19.

Coronavirus Rahat Package 2020 includes Free Ration for Poor Family, 50 Lakh Insurance Cover per person for frontline warriors, Mahila Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala Scheme and many more… read the full article.

Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme 2020 COVID-19 Rahat Package 1
Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana 2020 (PMGKY)

It’s time to fight with COVID-19. The country is facing lockdown for the next 21 days from 24th March 2020. So the Finance Minister of India has announced an economic package that will benefit migrant workers, urban and rural poor families.

Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme 2020

Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Scheme (PMGKS) 2020 has includes following features for Indian Citizens to survive through Coronavirus Scare:

>> Free Wheat/ Rice + Pulse: The Government will give additional 5 Kilo Rice/ Wheat per person plus 1 Kilo Pulse per household for a period of three months through Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna 2020 – Coronavirus Rahat Package to 80 Crore People.

Out of them, every person will get 7 Kilo rations per month for the next three months. Including wheat at a cost of Rs 2 per Kilo, instead of Rs 27 per Kilo. And rice at cost of Rs 3 per Kilo, instead of Rs 37 per Kilo, Cabinet Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a press conference yesterday.

>> 50 Lakh Insurance: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces 50 Lakh Insurance Cover per person for frontline warriors (doctors, nurses, sanitation, ASHA or government workers) for three months.

>> Immediate Transfer of Rs. 2000 to Farmers: Government of India announce the immediate release of Rs. 2000/- to directly benefit 8.69 crore farmers in the first week of April.

>> Rs. 1000 to Widow/Poor/’Divyang’/Senior Citizens: Senior citizens, widows, and Divyangs to get one time additional payment of Rs. 1000 in two installments for the next three months. This is expected to benefit 3 crore such people under Direct Benefit Transfer.

>> Rs. 1500 to Women Jan Dhan Account Holders: Woman Jan Dhan account holders will get Rs 500 per month for the next three months to fight coronavirus. 20 Crore Jan Dhan women account holders will be covered under this relief package.

>> Free LPG Cylinders for 3 Months: BPL families will get free cylinders for the next three months under the Ujjawala scheme.

>> Rs. 20 lakh for Self Help Group Women: Collateral-free loans have been doubled to Rs 20 Lakh for women self-help groups under the Deen Dayal National Livelihood Mission.

>> Rs. 2000 Wage increase in MGNREGA: Wages under the MGNREGA Scheme has been increased Rs 2,000 per worker on average as additional income. 5 Crores Families will be benefited.

>> EPF Contribution for Both Employee & Employer: The government will bear the cost of EPF contribution of both employer and employee (24 percent) for the next three months. However, this is only for those establishments which have up to 100 employees and 90 percent of them earn less than Rs 15,000.

>> Use of District Mineral Fund: State governments can use the fund for medical testing, screening and providing health attention services amid coronavirus scare.

>> Relief to Constructions Workers: The Central Government ordered state governments to use the fund of Rs 31,000 crore to provide relief to the welfare of building and construction workers.

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