Centre steps in to help people cope with lockdown. FM Nirmala Sitharaman announced a relief package worth Rs1.7 Tn. In a bid to help the poor and labourers who are the worst hit. 80 Cr people will get free 5 kg rice/wheat. It is in addition to the 5 kg they already receive. 8.69 Cr farmers will get Rs 2000 through PM-KISAN payment. The amount will be transferred in April first week. Aged & widows will get Rs 1000 for the next three months. Health officials will get an insurance worth Rs 50 lakhs. ASHA workers, sanitation workers, paramedics, doctors and nurses are eligible for it. Free LPG for 8.3 Cr BPL families for three months. Rs500 to be transferred to accounts of women for three months. 20 Cr women of India will benefit from this. Women self-help groups to get a loan up to 20 lakhs without a mortgage. Centre to remit EPF of establishments with up to 100 employees for three months. Centre advises states to safeguard construction workers. Welfare fund worth Rs 31000 Cr can be used for it..