26 March 2020 – Provided cash transfers to women

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of India will provide Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana women account-holders with an ex-gratia of Rs 500 per month for next three months.

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana scheme is aimed at expanding access to financial services such as bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance and pensions.

This measure is part of the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana scheme (Prime Minister’s Poor Welfare Scheme), which allows people to declare unaccounted wealth in a confidential manner and avoid prosecution.
Full details here: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1608345