Kerala govt announces financial package of Rs 20,000 Cr, free rice to all amid lockdown

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday declared a Rs 20,000-crore financial package to handle the emergency. The bundle incorporates Rs 500 crore for health activities, and Rs 2,000 crore for loans and freely distributed.

Kerala is the subsequent most noticeably awful hit state in India, with 27 positive patients. Of this, three people have recovered. As of Thursday evening, the Indian government said there were 173 constructive patients in India, and four people had lost their lives. COVID-19 has affected in excess of 2,22,000 people all over the world.

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The state announced another patient on Thursday after a man who came back from Dubai tested positive, however, the Center is yet to affirm this patient.

In another declaration, Pinarayi Vijayan reported that free rice will be given to everybody, anybody can take this free rice facility despite financial status.

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Loans worth Rs 2,000 crore would be given to families through the all-ladies scheme of "Kudumbashree" in April and May, he said. Social security pensions that were scheduled to be given in April to 50 lakh people this month itself, he stated, adding this would add up to Rs 1,320 crore. Families that don't get any government managed savings benefits will get Rs 1,000 each, he stated, including this would cost Rs 1,00 crore.

by Ishan Soni | Fri, Mar 20 - 04:16 PM

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