A year into the pandemic and the number of lives and livelihoods lost, due to both the pandemic and pandemic-driven lockdowns, have been increasing rapidly. Governments at different levels have been responding with a series of policy announcements aimed to help the citizens tide through the ongoing crisis. Here we track all policy responses announced by the Centre and states.

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  Government Announcements
S.No State Date of announcement Beneficiary Type of benefit Benefit Target Population Duration Date of benefit renewal Source
1 Tamil Nadu 22-07-2021 Children Cash transfer-new

INR 33.7 crore sanctioned for children who lost one or both parents

1045 One-time Link
2 Rajasthan 15-07-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

50 percent rebate in premium amount approved on land conversion for medical facilities to encourage the public and private sectors to build medical facilities

3 Kerala 26-07-2021 Others

The fees for markets, gates, jangars and bus stands under the control of local governments and development authorities, that have been forced to stay shut due to Covid, will be reduced proportionately

One-time Link
4 Kerala 15-07-2021 Front line workers

License fee would be waived for the dependents of ration traders who died of Covid19

one-time Link
5 Haryana 13-07-2021 General public

Government has decided to provide financial relief to the people of the State by giving an exemption of 25% on property tax for the year 2021-22. Apart from this, a 10% discount has also been given for this year till 30th September, 2021

6 Delhi 12-07-2021 BoCW workers Service

Special camp held for welfare board-registered construction workers who didn\'t get Covid relief of Rs 5000 due to incorrect or insufficient bank details

7 Assam 17-07-2021 Others Compensation

Financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to Covid-affected cottage industries, small traders and artisans

One-time Link
8 Assam 17-07-2021 Others Compensation

Financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to families of those who have succumbed to Covid-19.

One-time Link
9 West Bengal 08-07-2021 General public

Tax exemption on motor vehicle tax and additional exemption till December 2021.

6 months Link
10 Uttar Pradesh 23-06-2021 Others

Online Swarozgar Sangam launched aimed at rebuilding the MSME sector to counter the devastation wreaked by the Covid pandemic on MSME sector. A loan of Rs. 2502.58 crore was dispensed.

31542 MSMEs One-time Link
11 Tamil Nadu 04-07-2021 Front line workers Compensation

Compensation for deceased journalists increased from Rupees 5 lakhs to rupees 10 lakhs.

12 Tamil Nadu 04-07-2021 Front line workers Cash transfer-new

Incentives to newspaper, visual and audio media journalists increased from 3000 to 5000 rupees.

5048 One-time Link
13 Rajasthan 07-07-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

50 primary health centres will be converted to community health centres.

14 Punjab 20-05-2021 Covid patients In-kind transfer-New

Food ration kits provided to underprivileged COVID-19 patients

20,000 kits one-time Link
15 Mizoram 30-05-2021 Others Cash transfer-new

An amount of Rs 10,00,000/- was released to provide immediate relief to families affected by the on-going lockdown enforced in the state within Serchhip District due to the COVID-19 pandemic

1083 Households One-time Link
16 Kerala 12-07-2021 Others Service

Employment Guarantee Scheme will provide employment to senior citizens above 75 years of age who have been excluded from employment in the wake of the Covid threat.

one-time Link
17 Kerala 12-07-2021 Women Service

\'\'Mathrukavacham\' to be launched to provide Covid vaccine to pregnant women across the state. All pregnant women will be registered for vaccination with the help of ASHA workers at the ward level.

18 Kerala 08-07-2021 Front line workers Service

The government to provide life insurance cover of Rs 7.5 lakh to ration traders and salesmen in the state.

28398 one-time Link
19 Kerala 07-07-2021 Others Service

Steps will be taken to include educated youth in the Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme to ensure income for unemployed youth in the context of Covid 19.

20 Goa 04-06-2021 Ration cardholders In-kind transfer-New

10 kgs free rice per person under PMGKAY

1,42,925 ration card holders May and June, 2021 Link
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Cash transfer – new: Transfers for a new set of beneficiaries/lump-sum transfers (individuals/households), Cash transfer – advance: Advance payment of existing benefits for future months, In-kind – new: Reduced cost of existing ration provision/increase in quantity/or both, In-kind – advance: Any ration provided for months in advance, Service: Provision of food, shelter, assistance availing benefits, etc., Healthcare capacity building: Allocation of funds to build/ strengthen the health system, Health financing: Includes insurance, reimbursement of medical expenditures incurred by citizens, Discounts and price reductions: Reduction in cost/ ceiling of market prices, Compensation: Regular/one-time payment of relief for family members (who lost lives due to COVID-19)