Cabinet approves Atmanirbhar Bharat Package for allocation of foodgrains to the migrants

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday authorized the allocation of foodgrains from Central Pool to roughly eight crore migrants or stranded migrants with an intention to ease the hardships confronted by them due to financial disruption brought on by COVID-19.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying the second tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore Atmanirbhar Bharat Package had mentioned that eight crore migrant staff will get 5 kgs of grains and 1 kg of pulses free for two months

It would entail an estimated meals subsidy of about Rs.2,982.27 crore, an official launch mentioned. 

Further the expenditure in direction of intra-state transportation and dealing with expenses and supplier’s margin / further supplier margin will account for about 127.25 crore which is able to borne totally by Central Government.  Accordingly, the whole subsidy from the Government of India is estimated at about of Rs.3,109.52 crore, it added.

The FM had additionally introduced that to profit of migrant staff, the authorities plans to enable inter-state portability of ration playing cards beneath public distribution system (PDS) in order to enable them to use their playing cards wherever to get profit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on May 5 introduced a cumulative package deal of Rs 20 lakh crore (almost 10 per cent of GDP) to present reduction to numerous segments of the economic system. This included Rs 1.7 lakh crore package deal comprising of free foodgrains and money to poor for three months introduced in March, and Rs 5.6 lakh crore stimulus supplied by means of numerous financial coverage measures by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

India has been beneath nationwide lockdown since March 25 to curb the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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