ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT ABHIYAN – TRANCHE II
PM Modi on 13 May in his speech said the 4 pillars our economy are Land , Liquidity , Labour and Laws. After introducing a slew of measures on Tuesday,12 May 2020 to infuse liquidity into the economy through MSME and Discomms , next in line is Labour reforms. In her second press conference on Wednesday, 13 May 2020. The objective is suit to be achieved through 9 radical steps with focus on VARIOUS LABOUR SECTORS
1. MIGRANT WORKERS – FREE FOOD
The government will give 5 kgs/person of wheat or rice and 1 kg/family of channa for non-PDS card holders for 2 months at 0 cost. This will entail Rs 3,500 crore and is likely to benefit around 8 crore migrants
2. MIGRANT WORKERS – ONE NATION , ONE RATION CARD
The government is coming up with National Portability Cards (also known as One Nation One Ration Card) which can be used in any ration shops that will be applicable across the country. By Auguist 2020, 67 cr beneficiaries in 23 states or 83% of all PDS beneficiaries will get covered. By March 2021, 100 per cent will be covered.
3. MIGRANT WORKERS – RENTAL ACCOMMODATION
4. MUDRA SHISHU LOAN –
5. STREET VENDORs
6. AFFORDABLE HOUSING –
7. SMALL FARMERS – NABARD SUPPORT
8. SMALL FARMERS – CREDIT FACILITY
Under the PM Kisan Credit Card, Rs 2 lakh crore of concessional credit to boost farming activities and it will benefit 2.5 crore farmers. Those in animal husbandry and fisheries will also be included.
Working capital limit of Rs 6,700 crore sanctioned for procurement of agriculture produce to state government entities since March 2020
9 . EMPLOYMENT GENERATION
Rs 6,000 cr worth of proposals have come from states under Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) funds. Tribal people will get employment in forest managament, wildlife protection/management and other forest related activities.
THIS IS DEFINITELY A MOVE WELCOMED BY INDIA INC. SINCE IS IS SOUGHT TO RELIVE THE WOES OF DISTRESSED WORKERS. Let us support the initiatives of Ministry and help the migrant workers and vendors in all ways we can . We can provide them food and some monetary help as per our capacity.
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