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Coronavirus lockdown: Govt unveils Rs 1.7-trillion package for the poor

Sitharaman also promised a one-time payment to women Jan Dhan accountholders and economically backward widows, pensioners, and differently abled

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Coronavirus | Stimulus package | Nirmala Sitharaman

Arup Roychoudhury  |  New Delhi 



Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman promised a one-time payment to women Jan Dhan accountholders and economically backward widows and pensioner | Photo: Dalip Kumar

A couple of days after the three-week nationwide came into force, Union Finance Minister announced a Rs 1.7-trillion food-security and income-transfer package for the urban and rural poor.

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First Published: Thu, March 26 2020. 22:15 IST

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