COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi hails govt, says Centre`s monetary package deal is first step in proper course

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NEW DELHI: Congress Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi on Thursday (March 26, 2020) lauded the Narendra Modi authorities for asserting the Rs 1.7 lakh crore monetary package deal to guard the weaker sections of the society from the financial fallout of lethal coronavirus COVID-19, which has claimed the lives of over 21,000 folks throughout the globe. 

The Congress MP took to Twitter and stated that claims Centre’s announcement on monetary package deal is step one in proper course.

“The Govt announcement today of a financial assistance package, is the first step in the right direction. India owes a debt to its farmers, daily wage earners, labourers, women & the elderly who are bearing the brunt of the ongoing lockdown,” he tweeted.

The remarks from the Gandhi got here shortly after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the huge financial stimulus to assist poor tide over the disaster triggered by the lethal coronavirus pandemic.

Rahul’s celebration has been demanding an financial package deal in view of the coronavirus unfold and the following lockdown. On Thursday, celebration interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the implementation of its proposed Nyay scheme and support for the well being staff.

Announcing the reduction package deal, FM Nirmala Sitharaman stated, ”A package deal is prepared for the poor who want fast assist like migrant staff and concrete and rural poor. No one will go hungry. The package deal is price Rs 1.7 lakh crore.” 

The Rs 1,70,000-crore scheme, dubbed the “Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan scheme” will “address the concerns of poor, migrant workers and those who need help”, she stated. 

The FM additionally introduced Rs 50 lakh per particular person insurance coverage cowl for medical doctors, paramedic and healthcare staff coping with coronavirus outbreak. The PM Garib Kalyan Yojana will profit migrant staff and rural poor and the ladies. The FM stated the scheme will work by way of direct money switch, as one set of measures, whereas one other set will embrace meals security-related measures.

“We do not want anyone to remain hungry, so we will be giving enough to take care of their foodgrain requirement, protein requirement in terms of pulses,” the FM stated as she introduced the Rs 1.7 lakh crore reduction. “On the other hand, they should also not remain without money in hand. So several measures through DBT are being taken so that money reaches them so that they can have money in their hands.”

Sitharaman additionally introduced that medical doctors, paramedics, nurses, `Asha` staff, cleansing staff concerned within the combat in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic and treating affected sufferers could be prolonged a medical insurance coverage cowl of Rs 50 lakh every.

Addressing the media right here, Sitharaman stated that the scheme will assist 20 lakh well being professionals and staff throughout the nation, in case they wish to avail of it.