On Tuesday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Aam Aadmi Party government would compensate all families who have lost a member to the coronavirus with Rs 50,000.
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— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 18, 2021
If the person who died of the infection was the family’s earning member, Kejriwal said the government would provide Rs 2,500 per month in addition to the ex-gratia sum.
The general public is experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus and the lockout, according to the chief minister, who added that the government has taken measures to provide relief to the citizens during this period.
Kejriwal declared that his government would offer all ration cardholders a free 5 kg ration, plus another 5 kg from the federal government. The Delhi government would also give rations to those who do not have a ration card, he said. Rations will be issued to those who claim to be weak.
According to Kejriwal, his government given rations to people during the first wave as well, and the programme would be enforced in a matter of days. The chief minister said that if anyone claims to be poor, rations would be provided without asking for proof of income.
The chief minister also stated that children who have lost both parents, with at least one of them dying as a result of Covid-19, will be given Rs 2,500 per year until they reach the age of 25. Their education will also be provided for free by the Delhi government.
People will wonder where the government will get this capital, according to Kejriwal. We looked at ways to save money and came up with these four ideas, he explained.
The coronavirus pandemic is in its second wave in Delhi. On April 19, the Kejriwal government declared a lockdown to combat the outbreak, which has been extended every week since. It is scheduled to conclude on May 24.
Daily coronavirus cases and the positivity rate have decreased during the lockout. In April, the positivity levels had surpassed 30%. The average was at 8.42 percent on Tuesday. In addition, 4,524 cases were registered in Delhi, bringing the total number of cases in the national capital to 13,98,391. However, the regular toll has remained high. With 340 new deaths, the total number of people killed has now reached 21,846.