Shimla. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has hailed the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced for the Nation under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The details of the various aspects of this package were today given by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur.
Chief Minister said that under ‘One Nation One Ration’ card all migrant labourers would be authorised to take ration from any fair price shop in the country.
He said that this would be done through National Portability scheme of ration card. He said that it would benefit about 67 crore people of the country and lacs of people of the state.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Centre Government has decided to provide free food grain for two months to about eight crore migrant labourers. Those labourers who do not have any card would be provided with five kilogram wheat or rice and one kilogram gram pulse per person.
He said that the migrant labourers would be provided ease of living at affordable rent. He said that Govt of India has decided to provide interest subvention of two percent to those who have taken loan below Rs. 50 thousand, after providing relaxation of 3 months instalment.
This would prove boon for small entrepreneurs and marginal farmers. With this decision street vendors and hawkers would become eligible for getting loan facility of Rs. 2000 to Rs. 10000.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Centre Government has decided that Credit Linked subsidy Scheme for middle income group whose annual income is between Rs. Six lakh and Rs.18 lakhs would be extended upto year 2020-21.
This would create significant number of jobs by giving boost to housing sector and would stimulate demand for construction material.
Chief Minister said that Centre Government has announced several incentives for farmers under which easy loan would be provided through Kisan Credit Card.
It would benefit 8.68 lakh farmers of the state. Fishermen and animal husbandry farmers would also be provided loan on similar conditions.
Chief Minister said that all small and marginal farmers would be provided with Additional Emergency Working Capital Fund through NABARD for works post rabi harvest.
This would benefit all the farmers of the state, as most of the farmers of the state are from small and medium sector. This loan requirement would be met through Cooperative Banks and Regional Rural Banks.