The Centre is considering extending and relaunching some social and rural relief schemes it announced during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to provide impetus to the rural economy and small businesses, said two people in the government.
The government is also looking to launch a portal dedicated to providing immediate relief to people working in the unorganised sector.
This comes as the Centre braces for the impact of the second wave, which is expected to hit rural demand harder, despite forecasts of record agricultural production and a normal monsoon.
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