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New economic package will help fight COVID-19 crisis: Sawant

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the new economic package announced by the Centre will provide relief to the poor and strengthen the efforts to fight coronavirus. The central government has unveiled a Rs 1.70 lakh crore economic package involving free foodgrain and cooking gas to poor for the next three months, one-time doles to women and poor senior citizens, higher wages to workers and measures to boost liquidity of employees as it looked to contain the impact of unprecedented nationwide lockdown. Over 80 crore ration card holders will each get 5 kg of wheat or rice and one kg of preferred pulses free of cost every month for the next three months to ensure that the poor are not hungry because of the close down of businesses. Praising the Centre s move, Sawant tweeted, The decision of Honble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodiji to provide 1 lakh 70 thousand crores package through Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is commendable. This will provide ...

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