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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S.No State Date of announcement Beneficiary Type of benefit Benefit Target Population Duration Date of benefit renewal Source
41 Centre 28-06-2021 Others Compensation

1.10 lakh crore Loan Guarantee Scheme for COVID Affected sectors. Loans available under the scheme will be much cheaper compared to the normal interest rates without guarantee of 10-11%.

Link
42 Centre 28-06-2021 Others Compensation

SIDBI will work to provide liquidity support to COVID-19-hit small and medium scale industries, by urgent infusion of funds through its new Direct Finance Window (LIQUID) 2.0.

Link
43 Centre 28-06-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

Rs. 23,220 crore more for public health with emphasis on children and paediatric care/paediatric beds

Link
44 Centre 28-06-2021 Farmers Compensation

Additional subsidy to farmers for DAP and P&K fertilizers announced. Existing NBS subsidy was Rs. 27,500 crore in FY 2020-21 which has been increased to Rs. 42,275 crore in FY 2021-22.

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45 Centre 28-06-2021 Others Compensation

Registration under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana, incentivising employers for creation of new employment, restoration of loss of employment through EPFO, extended from 30.6.2021 to 31.03.2022.

Link
46 Centre 28-06-2021 Others Compensation

Guarantee will be provided to Scheduled Commercial Banks for loans to new or existing NBFC-MFIs or MFIs for on lending upto Rs 1.25 lakh to approximately 25 lakh small borrowers.

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47 Arunachal Pradesh 21-06-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

17 new District Hospitals at Ziro, Aalo, Roing, Khonsa, Basar, Boleng, Tezu, Changlang, Pakke Kessang, Seijosa, Raga, Tato, Likabali, Longding, Tawang, Bomdila & Anini taken up

Link
48 Arunachal Pradesh 24-06-2021 General public Healthcare capacity building

Buildings at Itanagar originally built to serve as MLA apartments converted into a full-fledged hospital

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49 Madhya Pradesh 13-05-2021 Children Compensation

Rs 5,000 as monthly pension and free ration to all children who lost either/both of their parents/guardians due to the Covid pandemic. State Commission too is going to render Rs 2,000 monthly to each such kid under the government’s existing Child Spo

Link
50 Kerala Others Credit

Credit support to the tune of Rs. 1416cr announced to support MSMEs

Link
51 Kerala Others Compensation

Daughters of international migrants who passed away due to Covid will receive a one time benefit of Rs. 25000

One time Link
52 Kerala Informal workers Cash transfer- new

Members of Kerala shops and commercial establishments labour welfare board to get Rs. 1000

One time Link
53 Kerala Children Compensation

Rs. 2000 monthly support for children orphaned due to Covid19. The assistance to continue till they attain the age of 18

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54 Haryana 08-06-2021 Others Health financing

COVID-19 disease has been added in the Limited Cashless Medical Facility being provided to the state government’s employees, pensioners/family pensioners and their dependents so that COVID-19 related medical bills can be reimbursed.

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55 Haryana 01-06-2021 General public Price reductions

Keeping in view the problems being faced by the consumers due to the lockdown, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has decided to extend the due date for paying the electricity bills of various category consumers from June 7, 2021, to 14, 2021

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56 Haryana 08-06-2021 Others Health financing

COVID-19 disease has been added in the Limited Cashless Medical Facility being provided to the state government’s employees, pensioners/family pensioners and their dependents so that COVID-19 related medical bills can be reimbursed.

Link
57 Haryana 06-06-2021 General public Price reductions

Keeping in view the problems being faced by the consumers due to the lockdown, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam has decided to extend the due date for paying the electricity bills of various category consumers from June 7, 2021, to 14, 2021

Link
58 Delhi 24-06-2021 BoCW workers Cash transfer-new

Construction workers registered under the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers/Welfare Board will receive Covid relief assistance amount of Rs 10,000

10,000 One time Link
59 Bihar 15-06-2021 Front line workers Cash transfer-new

Additional one month\'s basic salary/honorarium

One time Link
60 Centre 29-05-2021 Others Health financing

The insurance benefits under the EDLI scheme have been increased from Rs.6 lakh to Rs.7 lakh

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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)