The Karnataka authorities on Wednesday introduced a Rs 1,610 crore reduction bundle for these in misery because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The lockdown reduction bundle, introduced by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa goals to carry reduction to farmers, flower-growers, washermen, auto rickshaw and taxi drivers, MSMEs, giant industries, weavers, constructing staff and barbers.
Individuals from all sections of society are going through monetary difficulties as a result of lockdown of multiple and a half months, the CM stated.
He famous that flower growers have destroyed their flowers following lack of demand for his or her produce as a result of lock down. The Karnataka authorities introduced compensation of Rs 25,000 per hectare restricted to the utmost extent of 1 hectare for the flower growers who’ve suffered crop loss.
For these farmers who’ve grown greens and fruits who weren’t capable of market their produce, the federal government stated it has determined to announce a reduction bundle for these farmers.
For barbers and washer males (dhobis), the Karnataka authorities determined to offer one-time compensation of Rs 5,000 every. The transfer is about to profit about 60,000 dhobis and about 2,30,000 barbers.
The Karnataka authorities additionally introduced reduction measures to assist about 7.75 lakh auto and taxi drivers by offering one-time compensation of Rs 5,000 every.
Noting that MSMEs have suffered enormous manufacturing losses as a result of lockdown, the Karnataka authorities mounted month-to-month prices of electrical energy payments to be waived for 2 months. Fee of mounted prices in electrical energy payments of enormous industries can be deferred with out penalty and curiosity for a interval of two months, the federal government stated.
The Karnataka Chief Minister additionally introduced advantages for electrical energy customers of all classes. Incentive can be supplied to the customers who pay payments prematurely. Alternative may also be supplied for cost of stability invoice quantity in instalments.
The state authorities has already introduced Rs 109 crore weavers mortgage waiver scheme, of which Rs 29 crore has been launched throughout 2019-20. Steadiness quantity of Rs 80.00 crore can be launched instantly, the federal government stated.
The Chief Minister additionally introduced a brand new scheme, Weaver Samman Yojana (Nekarara Sammana yojane) for the good thing about struggling weavers. Below this scheme, the federal government would deposit Rs 2,000 straight into the checking account of the handloom weaver by DBT.
This may profit about 54,000 handloom weavers within the state.
There are 15.80 lakh registered constructing staff within the state. The federal government has already transferred Rs 2,000 to the checking account of 11.80 lakh constructing staff by DBT.
Motion has already been initiated to switch Rs 2,000 to the accounts of the remaining 4 lakh development staff quickly after verifying beneficiaries checking account particulars.
The Karnataka authorities has determined to switch extra quantity of Rs 3,000 to constructing staff by DBT. The compensation can be supplied with an estimated value of Rs 1,610.00 crore, which might assist those that are in misery as a result of lockdown , the Chief Minister stated.