Economic Package Part 4 LIVE: Nirmala Sitharaman to address media shortly


New Delhi | Jagran Business Desk: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday will address the media at 4 pm to share the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In today’s presser, the finance minister is likely announce relief measures for the infrastructure sector. She is also likely to announce fund infusion for infrastructure lending. Apart from the infrastructure, the finance minister is also expected to make announcements on the tourism, transportation and aviation sectors.

Earlier on Friday, Sitharaman had announced Rs 1 lakh crore Agri Infrastructure Fund for farm gate infrastructure for farmers and Rs 10,000 crore scheme for the formalisation of Micro Food Enterprises (MFEs) under the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package.

She had also proposed amendments to the Essential Commodities Act to enable better price realisation for farmers, and said no stock limit should apply to processors or value chain participants. 

Here are LIVE Updates from Niramala Sitharaman’s press briefing on Rs 20 lakh cr economic package:

3:58 pm: Sitharaman to start presser shortly

3:55 pm:  

3:53 pm: The focus of today’s announcements are also likely to be on tourism and transportaion sectors.

3:50 pm: Today she is expected to announce relief measures for the infrastructure and aviation sector.

3:45 pm: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address the media at 4 pm 


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