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New Delhi. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is announcing the second phase of the breakup of the Rs 20 lakh crore relief package. The finance minister said today that 9 important announcements would be made for overseas laborers, street vendors, small traders and farmers. In the first phase, many advertisements were made for small businesses, real estate, organized sector workers and others.
Key points of Breakup Part-2
"We will take care of the foreign workers, the poor and the needy," he said. After the announcement of the lockdown, the Prime Minister announced a poor welfare scheme. We're constantly advertising. 3 crore farmers took loans at concessional rates. He took an agricultural loan of Rs 4 lakh crore.
The interest subsidy scheme for farmers will continue till May 31.
63 lakh agricultural loans were given in March-April. It was 86 thousand 600 crores. This benefited the farmers.
The central government has increased financial assistance to the states for the purchase of crops by Rs 6,700 crore. Rs 4200 crore has been provided for infrastructure development in rural areas.
Shelter homes have been arranged for people during Corona. People who are homeless living in the city have benefited from it.
The finance minister said 3 crore farmers took loans at cheap interest rates. He took an agricultural loan of Rs 4 lakh crore. 63 lakh agricultural loans were given in March-April. It was 86 thousand 600 crores. This benefited the farmers. The central government has increased financial assistance to the states for the purchase of crops by Rs 6,700 crore. Rs 4200 crore has been provided for infrastructure development in rural areas.
The interest subvention scheme for small farmers has been extended till May 31.
According to sources, the finance minister's focus on Thursday may be on giving cash and free food. Advertisements for the poor were made by the government in late March at the start of the lockdown. This will be an expanded version of it. At the beginning of the lockdown, the government had announced to provide 5 kg more wheat-rice and 1 kg dal to 80 crore needy people for three months under Pradhan Mantri Anna Yojana.
The next focus on the rural economy
A senior government official involved in the discussion on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20 lakh crore self-sufficient India package on Tuesday said the announcements about MSMEs have been completed. Now the government's next focus will be on the poor and rural economy. Later some measures may be taken for the middle class and for other sectors.
Many sectors are badly affected by covid
"One by one, we will cover every sector and stakeholders," said another official. The sectors most affected by Kovid-19 include hospitality, tourism, aviation, logistics, e-commerce and automobiles.