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Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures for migrants, small vendors, etc.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Nirmala Sitharaman announces measures for migrants, small vendors, etc.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a bunch of measures for the welfare of migrants, small vendors and others. Here are the key highlights:

Migrant workers and urban poor to have Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHC). The scheme will be launched under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana.

Free food grain supply to migrants for 2 months has been ensured. As many as 8 crore migrants will benefit from this measure. Rs. 3500 Cr will be spent on this intervention for 2 months, the FM said.

Support for returning migrants under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ensured.

1 Nation, 1 Ration Card is touted to be a fundamental reform. National Portability of ration card regardless of the State that a person belongs to. The person can get ration in the State where he/she is working. About 67 crore beneficiaries will benefit from this.

Government to support nearly 50 lakh street vendors. Rs 5000 Cr Special Credit Facility for them announced.

Centre to provide Interest subvention of 2% for prompt #MUDRA-Shishu Loans payees for a period of 12 months. Relief of Rs 1500 cr to MUDRA-Shishu loanees.

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