Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs. 1.70 lakh crore package for poor
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs. 1.70 lakh crore package which is likely to benefit 80 crore people.
In her second media conference in a week, Ms. Sitharaman announced a slew of welfare decisions as the nation is under lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are the highlights from her speech:
* The Finance Minister announced 1.70 lakh crore package Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana, targetting 80 crore people.
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The Hindu, 26 March, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/nirmala-sitharaman-announces-rs-170-lakh-crore-package-for-poor/article31170718.ece?homepage=true
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