India unveils $22.6bn stimulus plan to help those hit by lockdown

Pedro Gonçalves
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India announced an economic stimulus package worth 1.7trn rupees ($22.6bn) on Thursday, designed to help millions of low-income households cope with a 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The stimulus plan will be released through direct cash transfers and food security measures aimed at giving relief to millions of poor. The package will benefit migrant workers, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in New Delhi. "We have come with a package, which will immediately take care of the concerns, the welfare concerns, of the poor and suffering workers and those who need imm...

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