List of Sarkari Yojana announced during Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

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We have put together a list of useful Sarkari Yojana to help Indian citizens during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis.  The list of schemes and their direct links, allow you to access and view your desired service from one place without having to wander around for information. Here every COVID-19 related yojana and the direct link will continue to be found, we will also continue to update the links in the future.

Women to get Rs 500 monthly under PM Jan Dhan Yojana

Women that have an account under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), can withdraw Rs 500 for the next 3 months to help with expenses during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown. The remittance will be granted under the scheme between April 3 and April 9. They will receive the money in their bank accounts according to the last digit of their Jan Dhan account numbers. The account numbers that end with 0 or 1 will receive money on April 3, those with 2 or 3 as last digits will get it on April 4. Then, account holders with 4 or 5 as the last digits will get the remittance on April 7. The money will be deposited in account numbers ending with 6 or 7 on April 8. Account numbers with 8 or 9 as their last digit will receive the remittance on April 9. After April 9, the beneficiaries may go to the branch or BC on any date as per normal banking hours. Banks may accordingly phase out the credit to beneficiary accounts. Beneficiaries can also opt for withdrawing this money from their nearest ATMs. The banks have also stated that the beneficiaries can withdraw the money any time when required and not just when it is credited. For more details on PM Jan Dhan Yojana, click here. [widget id=”custom_html-19″]

Free testing and treatment  for Ayushman Bharat Yojana beneficiaries in designated private hospitals across India

The Central government has decided to provide free testing and treatment of Coronavirus under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana. This, it notes, will help more than 50 crore Ayushman beneficiaries to avail free testing and treatment in designated private hospitals across India. The empaneled hospitals can use their own authorised testing facilities or tie up with an authorised testing facility for the scheme. These tests would be carried out as per the protocol set by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and by private labs approved/registered by the ICMR. Similarly, treatment of COVID-19 by private hospitals will be covered under AB-PMJAY. The objective of the decision was to increase the supply of testing and treatment facilities and increase access by roping in the private sector through AB-PMJAY scheme as per the ICMR guidelines. For more details on Ayushman Bharat Yojana, click here.

Relief package from Finance Minister under PM Gareeb Kalyan Yojana

The Indian Government spearheaded by Narendra Modi has announced, amidst a vast majority of confused masses, a financial stimulus package worth ₹1.7 Lakh Crore (around $22 Billion). This scheme comes to distressed masses under the title, Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana.
  • The finance minister announced ₹50 lakh per person Medical insurance cover to those working in the medical field, who are on the line of fire, tending to those who need their services the most right now. In appreciation of their efforts, she said, “They are being called Gods in white costume.” This cover aims to target over 2 million medical personnel in the country.
  • ₹1000 would be given to 300 million poor senior citizens, poor widows and poor disabled, for whose sustenance is a major issue.
  • Women self-help groups: 6.3 million groups will get collateral-free loans and the amount would be doubled from ₹10 lakh to ₹20 lakhs.
  • Firms with over 100 employees (if 90% of the staff earns less than ₹15000 a month) the government will look after the provident fund contribution of the company for the next three months.
  • Employee Provident Fund Scheme will allow the non-fundable advance to 7% existing corpus or three month’s wages (whichever is lower).
  • Welfare fund for construction workers will send forth state governments to help these out-of-work workers.

Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana

There would be a supply of food grains, which would be doubled and offered free of cost for the next three months to the underprivileged. Households can avail these benefits from their nearest ration shops

Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

Under this scheme, farmers will be offered ₹6000 a year which would be frontloaded. Farmers will get the first installment (₹2000/-) by April 1, 2020.  The PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana has been started by the Central Government. All farmers can see their name in the beneficiary list of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana beneficiary list on the official website. Under the PM Kisan Scheme 2019-20, the government is going to provide income of Rs. 6,000 every year to all small and marginal farmer families in 3 equal installments. Due to the lockdown, the first installment for 2020 will be given by April 1, 2020.

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) is an attempt by the government to ensure jobs for those belonging to the rural areas. The primary objective of MNREGS is to improve the lifestyle and livelihood security in rural areas. It aims to achieve this by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in a financial year. This would be provided to every household whose adult enrolls to volunteer for unskilled manual work. Due to the impact of the 21 day lock-down due to the coronavirus, the daily wage rate for the beneficiaries of this scheme would be increased from ₹182 a day to ₹202 a day. This will continue even after the 21 day lockdown ends.

Ujjwala scheme

83 million people who benefit from this would be given free cooking cylinders for the next three months. The PM Ujjwala Yojan aims to distribute over 50 million LPG connections to such women. Because predominant cooking-based fossil fuels are associated with serious health hazards and severe air pollution, the distribution of LPG ensures global coverage of LPG in India. Besides eliminating drudgery and health issues, this scheme also aims to avail employment opportunities to rural youth and women in the supply chain of LPG. Along with 50 million LPG connections throughout India, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana also provides economic support of Rs. 1600, which includes a cylinder, pressure regulator, booklet, and safety house, to each family, interest-free loan for procuring stove and refill by oil marketing companies. During the lockdown due to COVID-19, the beneficiaries of this scheme will be given cooking cylinders for free for the next 3 months. You may also be interested in: India announces Economic Support of 1.7 Lakh Crore in the wake of the Corona Crisis. A few of the many initiatives by the Government of India to help fight the disease. Brought to you in the form of info-graphics by