Corona: Economist, Social Scientist wrote letter to PM, demand to give 6 thousand to every poor family
More than 300 economists, academics, social scientists and former bureaucrats of the country have written a letter to PM Modi demanding that poor families affected by the lockdown be given at least Rs 6,000 a month in the outbreak of Corona virus. These veterans have described the government’s relief package as insufficient.
These are the letter signers
Those appealing to the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers of the states include Abhijeet Sen, Jean Dreze, Prabhat Patnaik, Deepak Nair, Ajit Ghosh, Jayati Ghosh, SK Thorat, Rakesh Mohan, Ashok Gulati, Bina Agarwal, NC Saxena, Sujata Rao and Meghnad Desai. Huh.
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According to the news agency PTI, all these people have appealed to the governments that at least Rs 6,000 a month should be given to the female member of the families most at risk from Corona in the next three months and the central government should bear the bulk of this.
What was said in the letter
The letter states, ‘Cash transfer of Rs 6,000 per month should be made to every family whose house is not in formal employment, or there is no tax payer. An amount of about 3.60 lakh crore will be spent on this for three months and the main burden should be borne by the Central Government, the rest of it to the states.
Every person gets 10 kg of food grains
He has also demanded that the government should ensure that every person gets at least 10 kg of free grain per month and other essential items should also be given. They demanded that it be given to all the affected families.
Relief package is insufficient
Significantly, the Central Government has announced an economic package for the families affected by Corona, but if the above demands are met then the government will have to spend three to four times the amount of this package.
All these people have welcomed the economic package of the central government, but have described it as inadequate. They have said that such short-term relief measures will not work and the government will have to take additional measures immediately.
He has also demanded that the government should ensure that the contract workers of public enterprises do not go to work and get full salary.