Free food grain for Migrant workers for 2 months, ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ for 67 Cr beneficiaries : Sitharaman
New Delhi : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharatam on Thursday announced the second phase of the Rs. 20 lakh crore economic package announced by the prime minister.
In the second day, she announced several schemes for migrant workers, urban poor, small farmers, street vendors, small businesses.
She announced free food-grain for migrant workers. Under this scheme free food grains will be supplied to all migrants for the next 2 months. For non-card holders, they will be given 5kg wheat/rice per person & 1 kg chana per family/month for 2 months. The government will spend Rs 3500 crores to be spent on this scheme which will benefit about 8 crore migrants.
The finance Minister also announced that “One Nation One Ration Card” will be implemented- 67 crore beneficiaries in 23 states covering 83% of PDS population will be covered by national portability by August 2020.