“We have come with a package that will immediately help those affected directly, those migrants workers, urban and rural poor. We are looking both at cash transfers as well as food security measures,” Sitharaman said.
“Under Pradhanmantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 5 kg rice or wheat will be given for free for the next three months. Besides, 1 kg pulse available regionally will also be given for free to 80 crore people,” the minister said.
She said the government will contribute 12% from the employee and employer side to the PF, for firms having less than 100 employees.