Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced measures to provide relief to migrant workers and small farmers.
The FM said National Portability Cards (One Nation One Ration Card) will be launched. These can be used in any ration shop in any part of the country as migrants move from state to state. Besides, the FM said the government will give 5 kg/person of wheat or rice and 1 kg/family of channa for non-PDS card holders for two months which is going to cost the national exchequer Rs 3,500 crore.
For migrant workers, the government also announced an affordable housing scheme. In order to employ the migrants workforce returning home, the FM said the the government has generated 14.62 crore person-days of work till May 13 to help migrants find work who have returned to their home states.
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