India’s Covid-19 death toll surged to 2,649 with the number of cases nearing the 82,000-mark. 3,967 new cases were recorded, and 100 deaths. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to announce the next tranche of the govt’s stimulus package during a presser at 4pm today.
FM Sitharaman said, “Farmers and workers are the backbones of this nation. They serve all of us with their sweat and toil. Migrant workers need affordable and convenient rental housing in urban areas in addition to social security. There is also a need to create employment opportunities for the poor, including migrant and unorganised workers. Farmers need timely and adequate credit support.”
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