Central government’s ₹ 1.7-lakh crore welfare package

March 28, 2020 01:21 pm | Updated 01:36 pm IST

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The Union government on Thursday announced a ₹1.7 lakh crore package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and countrywide lockdown, providing free food and cash transfers to support the poorest citizens who are most vulnerable during the crisis.

The Centre would provide ₹50 lakh medical insurance cover for the next three months for about 22 lakh health workers in government hospitals fighting the spread of the virus at personal risk, including ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, medical sanitary workers in government hospitals, paramedics, nurses and doctors.

Here is the official notification:

Central government’s ₹ 1.7-lakh crore welfare  package   

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