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India to offer unemployment benefits to workers affected by coronavirus

This will be along the lines of measures taken by countries such as the US to combat impact of the pandemic on the working population

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India | Coronavirus | Unemployment in India

Somesh Jha  |  New Delhi 

The Union government is planning to give unemployment benefits to a section of organised workers who may lose their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. This will be along the lines of measures taken by some countries such as the United States to combat the impact of the pandemic, also known as COVID-19, on the working population.

The government’s ‘Atal Beema Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’, which provides unemployment insurance to workers who have subscribed to the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) scheme, will cover such workers during the pandemic. The ESI is a ...

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First Published: Thu, March 19 2020. 19:42 IST
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