Economic Package: FM Sitharaman on employment for migrant workers, has this to say

DN Bureau

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said on employment for migrant workers. These are some important points:

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala on Thursday said on employment for migrant workers. These are some important points: 

Also Read: FM Nirmala Sitharaman on special economic package, says these important points

Highlights
1. 3 crore marginal farmers have already availed Rs 4 lakh cr of loans on concessional rates
2. 14.62 crore man-days generated up to May 13 under MNREGA with Rs 10,000 cr spend
3.Govt for universal right to minimum wages; regional disparity in minimum wages to be bridged by national floor wage
4. Govt to give free foodgrain supplies to migrant workers for next two months; 8 crore non-PDS card holders to get 5 kg of grains/person
5.Govt to spend Rs 3,500 cr on giving free foodgain to 8 crore migrant workers who do not have either central or state PDS cards
6. PDS ration cards to be made portable to allow migrant workers to use ration cards across states
7. Govt to launch affordable rental housing scheme for migrant workers
8. Rs 1,500 cr interest subvention for MUDRA-Shishu loans of up to Rs 50,000
9. Rs 30,000 crore additional emergency working capital fund to be provided through NABARD to small, marginal farmers
10. Affordable housing scheme for middle income families with Rs 6 lakh to Rs 18 lakh annual income to be extended till March 2021

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