New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday introduced contemporary stimulus of Rs 2,65,080 crore to spice up the coronavirus-hit economic system forward of Diwali.
Adressing the press convention, the FM introduced 12 new measures that may be known as the subsequent step within the collection of stimulus bulletins — saying it as Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0. FM added that the general value of the packages introduced until date is estimated at Rs 29,87,641, which is 15 p.c of the nation’s GDP.
“I want to announce a couple of new measures within the collection of stimulus bulletins now we have been doing…Fairly a couple of indicators displaying a definite restoration within the economic system,” the FM mentioned.
Sitharaman’s 12 stimulus bulletins gave main thrust to housing sector, Credit score Line Assure Scheme, R&D grant for COVID Vaccine Growth scheme, Capital and Industrial Stimulus, Help for Agriculture.
FM introduced Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana operational throughout interval from October 1, 2020 to June 2021 to incentivise creation of latest employment alternatives throughout COVID restoration section. The employment scheme efficient from October 1 will probably be relevant to eligible new workers becoming a member of the EPFO-registered institutions and for individuals who exited these considerations in the course of the COVID pandemic (March 1-September 30, 2020) and drawing month-to-month wages of lower than Rs 15,000. Ccentral authorities will subsidise the Staff` Provident Fund (EPF) contributions for 2 years.
Centre will present 12 p.c of the contributions of each employers and the worker for institutions with as much as 1,000 workers. For institutions with over 1,000 workers, the Centre will solely subsidise 12 p.c of the workers` EPF contributions. Institutions eligible for the scheme embody those who added a specified variety of workers in contrast with the bottom month of September 2020.
She additionally introduced the launch of Emergency credit score line assure scheme 2.0 for assured credit score to 26 burdened sectors. Tenor of extra credit score underneath ECLGS 2.0 to be 5 years, together with 1 yr of moratorium on principal reimbursement.
The finance minister final month had introduced a slew of measures to spur demand and ramp-up capital expenditure. This was the third stimulus bundle for the reason that outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government had introduced a Rs 1.70 lakh crore Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKP) in March to guard the poor and weak sections from the affect of COVID-19 disaster. It was adopted by the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan bundle of Rs 20.97 lakh crore in Might, largely focussed on supply-side measures and long-term reforms.