Coronavirus or COVID 19 is a pandemic declared by World Health Organization (WHO) which is taking lives of so many people. It originated from Wuhan, China and is now spread over 160 countries. As the total number of suspicious cases are regularly increasing and reached 5,00,000 across the country while 10,000 people have already died. PM Modi led central govt. and respective state governments are declaring government schemes and initiatives for tackling Coronavirus (COVID 19). The recent being the Janta Curfew successfully organized on 22 March 2020.
People can now check the complete list of Government Schemes and Initiatives to fight Coronavirus in state wise manner. After the Janta Curfew, CM’s of various states have announced Lockdown and announced various initiatives to prevent worsening of this situation. Till date, there are more than 400 suspicious cases of COVID 19 in India and the death toll has been increased to 7.
In this post, we will give you the detailed information of how various state govt. along with central govt. are taking measures to prevent this Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Table of Contents
- Govt. Schemes & Initiatives for Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)
- Central Government
- Uttar Pradesh
- State Wise Helpline Numbers for Coronavirus
Govt. Schemes & Initiatives for Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)
SBI to provide lifeline emergency credit to coronavirus-hit borrowers – State Bank of India (SBI) will provide emergency loans to existing borrowers whose operations are impacted by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) at 7.25% p.a fixed rate of interest. This ad-hoc loan facility is named as COVID 19 Emergency Credit Line (CECL) to meet temporary liquidity mismatch arising out of covid-19. The scheme will be in force upto June 30, 2020 and max loan amount is Rs. 200 crore. All standard accounts as on March 16, 2020 and till the date of sanction are eligible. However, standard accounts classified as Special Mention Accounts – SMA 1 (overdue between 30-60 days) and SMA2 (overdue between 61-90 days) are not eligible for availing credit facility. This loan facility shall be made available as Fund Based Limits only. The loans will be repayable in six equated monthly installments after a moratorium period of six months from the date of disbursement of the loan.
Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Promotion of Domestic Manufacturing – Central govt. approves sum of Rs. 6,940 crore for PLI scheme. This scheme will boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in mobile phone manufacturing and specified electronic components including Assembly, Testing, Marking and Packaging (ATMP) units. PLI Scheme is going to raise incremental sales of Rs. 46,400 crore and significant additional employment generation over 8 years.
Scheme to Boost Manufacturing of APIs & Medical Devices in India – The central govt. approved package to tackle Coronavirus with an outlay of Rs. 13,760 crore. This scheme will boost domestic production of bulk drugs (9,940 cr) and medical devices (3,820) in the country as well as exports.
Scheme on Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks – Cabinet approves Rs. 3,000 crore for next 5 years for Scheme on Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks to finance common infrastructure facilities in 3 bulk drug parks.
Odisha to Provide Rice to 5 Lakh Poor People – Food Supply and Coronavirus welfare department approves inclusion of 5 lakh new beneficiaries under Odisha Food Security Scheme. In this scheme, govt. will provide rice at subsidized price of Rs. 1 per Kg to poor people.
Odisha Accommodation / Food / Medical Care initiative – The state govt. will develop quarantine facilities and arrange temporary accommodation, food and medical care for the people sheltered in quarantine camps. Odisha govt. will also setup additional testing labs and procure essential equipment to deal with the situation.
Dry Ration To Students – School and Mass Education department announced that dry ration will be given to students of Class 1st to 8th of government and government aided schools for next 90 days. For Class 1st to 5th, dry ration of 3 kg rice per month would be given. For Class 6th to 8th, dry ration of 4.5 kg rice would be given through Fair Price Shops / PDS outlets. For this purpose, headmaster of each school will give a coupon to parents/ guardians certifying that the student is a bonafide student of the school.
Free Ration for PDS Beneficiaries – All beneficiaries under public distribution system (PDS) will get free and additional ration for one month. Around 18 lakh families will be covered under the scheme.
Free Ration to Delhi Ration Scheme Beneficiaries – Delhi govt. will provide 50% more quantity i.e 7.5 kg instead of fixed quota of 5 kg free rations to 72 lakh beneficiaries attached to Delhi Ration Scheme for 1 month. The ration will be provided free of cost.
2 Times Free Food to Homeless at Night Shelters – The state government will also provide free food twice a day to homeless at night shelters. This offer would not be restricted to occupants of those facilities. Free Lunch and Dinner would be given at 220 night shelters for each person.
Widow / Disabled / Old Age Pension Amount Doubled – The state govt. has doubled the pension amount for widow, old age and disability pension scheme.
Medical Assistance to SC / ST Person – In case any SC / ST person is put under surveillance, essential medical assistance will be given through district administration or local self-governments.
Protein Rich Food Kits to Senior Citizens in Tribal Areas – All the individuals in tribal settlements who are above 60 years of age, will be given special protein-rich food kits. The kit will contain 500 grams of beans, 500 grams Bengal grams, 500 grams jaggery, 500 grams coconut oil and 2 kilograms of wheat. Those who lose their jobs will be ensured jobs under the MGNREGA Scheme.
Rs. 1,000 p.m to Daily Wage Workers – Rs. 1000 each will be given 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers to help them meet their daily needs in UP.
State Wise Helpline Numbers for Coronavirus
The central govt. helpline number for corona-virus is +91-11-23978046. The state wise list of helpline numbers to tackle Coronavirus are mentioned in the table below:-
|Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories (UTs)|
|Name of the State||Helpline Nos.|
|West Bengal||1800313444222, 03323412600|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||03192-232102|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||104|
|Jammu & Kashmir||01912520982, 0194-2440283|
For more details, please visit the official website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at https://mohfw.gov.in/