Business Desk, Web4Study, New Delhi
Updated Sun, 17 May 2020 12:47 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
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The Finance Minister said that an allocation of Rs 61,000 crore has already been made in the budget for MNREGA. Now this allocation is being increased to Rs 40,000 crore above that. In addition, public expenditure on health will be increased. He said that investment in health institutions at the grassroots level would be increased.
Sitharaman said that migrant labor trains have been run to take the laborers home. 85 percent of the cost of taking laborers by trains is borne by the Central Government while 15 percent of the expenses have been borne by the State Governments. Food was also provided to the workers in trains. Ration has been made for eight crore migrant laborers.
Shramik special trains were started when it was possible for workers to move, states were requested to bring workers to stations, 85% cost was borne by the Central government: FM Nirmala Sitharaman pic.twitter.com/D9SkGOmRH0
– ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020
He said that a program of multi-mode access for digital or online education will be launched soon. Apart from this, separate TV channels will be started for every class from first to twelfth. The top hundred universities will be allowed to automatically start online courses by May 30, 2020.