An additional Rs 40,000 crore has been allocated for 100 days of work. It will create 300 crore working days. As a result, migrant workers will not have a problem working back in the village.
The whole world is affected by a deadly virus called corona. Developed countries are also facing economic problems. In this situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said to be ‘self-reliant’. India went one step further on that path. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has explained in detail the fifth step of the Rs 20 lakh crore financial package announced to address the post-Corona situation. He told a news conference that extra money would be given to the MNREGA project.
We know that before the end of the third phase of lockdown, the Center has announced various benefits for agriculture, business and industry. But it was not clear what would happen to the workers. This time, keeping in mind the needs of the poor workers, the Finance Minister informed about the additional financial cost of the MNREGA project. In this regard, he said, “An additional Rs 40,000 crore has been allocated for 100 days of work. It will create 300 crore working days. As a result, migrant workers will not have a problem working back in the village. ”
Not only that, he added, the infrastructure for dealing with the epidemic is being expanded in rural areas. In addition, treatment of infectious diseases will be provided in hospitals. Labs will be set up in all the districts of the country.