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How states are reaching out to the poor amid coronavirus lockdown

On Thursday, the Centre unveiled a Rs 1.7-trillion financial package directed at the segment under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana, but many states had taken the lead in rolling out schemes.

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Homeless people and daily wagers eat food at a government shelter during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic
Homeless people and daily wagers eat food at a government shelter during the nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, near Nigam Bodh ghat in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

India’s 21-day lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has put millions of daily wagers and migrant workers at home.

On Thursday, the Centre unveiled a Rs 1.7-trillion financial package directed at the segment under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana, but many states had taken the lead in rolling out schemes. Here’s what they are offering:


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First Published: Fri, March 27 2020. 01:02 IST
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